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VARIETY 



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THE MASTER MYSTIC 



ASSISTED BY 




PRINCESS OLGA and COSTA 

Only Hindu Mind Readers in America. The FIRST and ONLY act to work BOXES 
and BALCONY the same as the orchestra floor, covering the entire house. 

TWO MEN WORKING IN THE AUDIENCE 



LEAD 



OTHERS TRY TO IMITATE 



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CHICAGO "EVENING POST" 

(Sept. 13) 



The Fine Arts of Mind-Reading 

By Charles Collins 

Among the performers who interest me most in my 'dull afternoons among 
the mmlo halls era the eo- called mind- readers. Trained seals, talking dogs 
and imXe-clurmcre are untpeakatilr banal: the dancing girls no longer stir 
bit polae; the singing women fall to more my Buddhlrtlo calm; and the 
moat uproarious madness of the funny men cannot start the faintest fissure 
of •''• smile on my glacial countenance. 80 far as these Tauderllle amuse- 
ments are concerned, I hare passed Into Nirvana- But when I behold a 
mind- reader my. eyes brighten and my Black frame, which hss been trying 
to seat Itself comfortably upon its shoulder blades, snaps Into an attitude 
of attention with the precision of a new second lieutenant who sees a 
• brigadier general approaching- For they are the makers of wonder, these 
; fakirs. . - 

• To illustrate.: There is a psychic outfit headed by a lean and gaudy 

- Hindu named Joveddah at the Palace Muslo Hall* this week. Joreddah 

1 lutes a certain Princess Olga, a Caucasian, with his basilisk gaze, and by ■ 

occult gestures pretends to hypnotise her. Her eyes are bandaged to make 

the trick more difficult. Then the supple Joreddah, fingering bis silky 

! beard, pauses out into the audience on the main floor, and a certain Costa 

! Valsnta, a secondary oriental, mounts to the balcony. Questions are whls- 

■ , pered into their ears or objects are shown them. With the chattering raptd- 

i ity of monkeys they fire questions at Olga, who answers them with infinite 

'gUbnoss and apparently infallible accuracy, talking with the precise labial 

i monotone that was affected by the baby vampires of the jazzy year before 

' we wen*, into the war. The serial numbers of checks, identification cards. 

'. addresses on letters, snd all sorts of miscellaneous Information are matters 

; of supreme Indifference to the entranced Olga. She simply rattles them elf. 

' taking the fire of Questions from two angles without the flicker of a nerve. 

It Is a psychological marvel— a miracle of attention and memory In the 

i rapid communication of a code of word-end-sound signals. Joreddah and 

: bis subaltern give Olga the answer to the Question as they uk It The code ' 

Is so subtle, however, that It transcends any Invention of any German spy 

who hss yet been discovered. If Joveddsh's Questions are studied closely. 

1 00 amateur can find In them anything that hints at a prearranged code. 

, There are no curious word-twlstlngs, no deviations from the vemscular of 

common piano conversation. But the code Is there, nevertheless: It is baaed 

.1 not only on words, but also on Inflections snd time Intervals. It twists 

; through the glib Questions like a snake through the grass. To learn it 

■ must demand the nearly Infinite pains that are the proverbial explana- 

- tlon of genius. 

The languid Olga also pretends to read tho future and answers a few of 
tbo commonplace questions usually heard when people try to unmask their 
destiny in public— questions about going a Journey, about sweethearts who 
are fickle and wlveti who aro nursing Intentions to elope, about lost Jewels, 
missing dogs and the end of tho war. All this, of course, is merely belt 
for the gullible. I would decline to staka my future on what Olga says In 
ber theoretical trance. She Is sn Intriguing young person with richly car- 
mined lips, but I deny her the gift of prophecy. 

I am devoting this much valuable print paper to Joveddah, Olga, et si. 
because theirs Is the snspplest mlnd-rcadlng I have ovor witnessed. They 
work faster than the Bhattucks, who are one of my standard vaudeville 
admirations. Such people are far out of tho ordinary, and oven with the 
oodo explanation of their mysteries they have a smack of the uncanny. 
1 One of them, a woman who haa the typical trance-medium look (I have 
forgotten her name), tries to commit sulddo at least three tunes a year, 
not for advertising purposes; and tho last time I heard of her she had 
almost succeeded. The man named Mercedes, who aBks you to name any 
tune you choose and then telepathlr.es It to a girl at a piano on the stage. 

■ Is said to bare recently como to a psychological barricade— he and his part- 
ner cannot make the code work any longer. 



'•BILLBOARD" 

Palace Theatre, Chicago 

(Reviewed Monday Matinee, Sept. 9) 
No. 3 — Joveddah, billed as The Master Mystic, in 
telepathic and occult science, assisted by Princess 
Olga and Costa Valata; and they certainly deserve the 
billing. They are rapid workers and make this one of 
the most mystifying acts that we have ever seen in 
this line. It will take a lot of people back to see the 
show again. There are over three hundred questions 
asked and answered. There might be a few less ques- 
tions and a few more laughs introduced in this act. 
Seventeen minutes, full stage; two encores, closing 
with a song by the Hindoo. 



"VARIETY," SEPT. 13 



Joveddah, Costa .tfalata and the Princess Olga came 
out. The Princes^pgo. had her eyes bound. She spoke 
as her Hindu friends went through the audience: 
"A watch." "A dollar watch." "You are going to 
Memphis.", "In about £j|ye weeks." "Yes, your boy 
will come back from France." "Who will win the war 
—the Allies." (Applause.) "Who will win the world's 
series?" "The Cubs." At this point the audience lost 
interest in Olga, for the Sox had beaten the Cubs three 
times in a row, and they, had no more chance of cop- 
ping the series than Bob Hall has of being appointed 
poet lariat of the N. V. A. 



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LOS ANGELES "TIMES" 
(Jniy 2) 

Rajah's Orpheum Act Truly is 
Wonderful, Pleasing Vaudeville 

If there is anything you want to know go to the 
Orpheum this week and find out. For there you will 
find Joveddah the Rajah, master mystic, and the 
Princess Olga. 

To say that the Rajah has an interesting act is put- 
ting it mildly. 

Together with Costa Valata, the Rajah passes 
through the audience taking queries from anyone who 
desires knowledge. The Rajah works downstairs and 
Valeta passes through the upper regions. 

All this time they are firing questions at the princess, 
who sits blindfolded upon the stage. More rapidly 
than the questions are asked her, does the girl answer 
and the effect truly is marvelous. No matter how 
small the object which the interrogator may hold in 
his or her hand the girl immediately describes it. 
She answers any sort of a question and in a manner 
which brings astonishing exclamations and squeaks 
from many of the women present. On Friday, the 
Rajah and Princess are to give a special performance 
behind the stage for the benefit of ladies only. 

Sallie Fisher in "The Choir Rehearsal," and her 
capable company are one of the hits of the bfD. 

In "Let's Pretend," Marie Nordstrom, petite and 
sweet-voiced, scores a big success. Her song about 
her hook and eye falling in love is of the variety that 
is clever because of its very foolishness. 

"The Frontier of Freedom," produced by Sergt. 
Maj, Jack Anderson of the famous Princess Pat regi- 
ment and Capt. L. E. Ransom of the United States 
Army, gives the audience a closeup of a real trench 
and life therein during a bombardment . 

Carter DeHaven and Flora Parker are pleasing in 
new songs and Edwin Weber at the piano is an artist 
in his line. The trio answered many encores. 

The Misses Black and White in their acrobatic 
novelty diversion do some stunts which if practiced 
daily by the fair sex, would surely lead to perfection 
or near perfection of form. 

Frances Dougherty appears in a melodic diversion. 

The show opens with Stewart and Mercer in a 
comedy aerial attraction. 



NOTE: So many "ham" acts steal the name of RAJAH that you must always look for the name 
JOVEDDAH to be sure you are getting the Genuine and Original. 

ALWAYS WORKING IS THE ANSWER 

PALACE, Chicago, Last Week. MAJESTIC, Milwaukee, This Week. ORPHEUM, St. Louis, Next Week. 



Direction, MAX GORDON 



Closing Successful Season on Orpheum Circuit 




VOL. LII, No. 4 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1918 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



ALL WOMEN IN STAGE CREW 
BEING TRIED BY KANSAN MAN 



Roy Crawford of Topeka Engages Female Stage Crew Upon 
Union Men Demanding Increase of Wages. Claims 
Change Is Proving Successful. Local Theatri- 
cal Union People Profess Not to 
Take Innovation Seriously. 



The efforts of Roy Crawford to main- 
tain full stage crews of women in his 
Topeka, Kan., theatre playing travel- 
ing combinations is not taken seri- 
ously in New York labor circles in the 
belief that Crawford's action will re- 
sult in other cities following suit. 

Locjtl206 at Topeka recently asked 
for an increase, the carpenters asking 
$21 weekly over their former $17, de- 
claring that they could not live and 
support families on their old salary. 
All efforts by the Topeka stage hands 
and the Crawford house management 
to agree failed. The matter was taken 
up by Crawford with the U. M. P. A. 
in New York, with the Topeka local 
appealing to the Alliance for assist- 
ance. 

The Alliance executives agreed that 
the demand on the $21 basis was not 
unreasonable but Crawford refused to 
pay and the men went out, with the 
I. A. T. S. E. placing the road call on 
the house. 

Crawford then hired women to 
handle the scenery and baggage, with 
the Crawford office there maintaining 
the plan is working most successfully. 

BIG CAST FOR "VORTEX." 

George H. Brennan is assembling a 
company of importance for the pro- 
duction of a spectacular play, tenta- 
tively called "The Vortex," but the title 
may be changed. 

Among those engaged for principal 
roles are Wilton Lackaye, Khayda St. 
Albans, Theodore Kosloff and his bal- 
let, Henry B. Walthall and a host of 
others. 

They expect to open in New York 
Oct. 1— some say at the Manhattan 
Opera House. 

INVESTIGATING '-'SLUMP." 

Chicago. Sept. 18. 

The slump in business in Chicago 
caused the theatre managers in Chi- 
cago to get together for an earnest 
confab. It was decided to make a 
thorough investigation of the causes 
which enter into the" situation, and to 
act accordingly. 

The management at the La Salle an- 



ticipated action of the others by cut- 
ting their nightly top of $2.50 to $2, 
retaining the $2.50 top only for Satur- 
day night. This in spite of the fact 
that "Oh, Look" is one of the most 
profitable and popular plays in town. 

LOEWS, WASHINGTON, PICTURES. 

Washington, Sept. 18. 

The local show people were surprised 
at an official announcement made that 
the new Loew's Palace here, now near-: 
ing completion, will have a picture 
policy. 

It was expected that Loew would 
present a combination vaudeville and 
picture program in the new house. 

CORT OFF THE COAST. 

San Francisco, Sept. 18. 

What final theatrical hold John Cort 
had on the Pacific Coast was relin- 
quished when Homer F. Curran, man- 
ager of the Cort Theatre here since 
.its opening in September, 1911, took 
over the house this week and an- 
nqunced that the theatre starting next 
week would be styled the Curran: 

The Curran will continue road at- 
tractions booked in by the Shuberts. 



"LIGHTNIN"' AND BACON. 

It is said that the personal success of 
Frank Bacon in "Lightnin* " is so great 
that Smith & Golden will hold the 
production for him, not sending out 
a second company as first intended. 

The production has shattered all the 
firm's records. The receipts up to date 
are 25 per cent, greater than those of 
"Turn to the Right" in a corresponding 
space of time, at the same theatre, 
Gaiety. 



CHAMPION LONG TITLE. 

Chicago, Sept. 18. 

George Print holds the world record 
for length play titles. His latest pro- 
duction is entitled "Alone in a Great 
City Without the Aid of a Mother." 

If the play runs as long as the title 
Frint should make money. 

Watch for my (an barrage. CJJAS. ALTHOFF. 



RUSHING "THE BIG CHANCE.'^ 

A. H. Woods "The Big Chance" is 
spoken of as either succeeding "Where 
Poppies Bloom" at the Republic • or 
going into the Criterion. The piece is 
a drama with the story of a woman of 
the streets, who reforms through the 
conditions of war. 

A second company is now being 
formed, to be rushed into Chicago. The 
reason for that and the secrecy with 
which the play was tried out, is a 
play called "The Crowded Hour" of 
similar story and which the Selwyns 
have. The latter play was written by 
Channing Pollock and re-written by 
Edgar Selwyn. 

Mr. Woods is said to have suggested 
to Mr. Selwyn that they exchange 
manuscripts and whichever was con- 
sidered best, to produce it on a fifty- 
fifty arrangement. Reports have it that 
Mn Woods read the Pollock play and 
returned it, forgetting, however, to 
send "The Big Chance" script to the 
Selwyn office. Then the latter piece 
was quietly put on. 

Willard Mack worked on "The Big 
Chance" and staged it. The Chicago 
show will be staged by William H. Gil- 
more, Mr. Mack being prevented be- 
cause of picture work. 



WOOD'S WEEKLY PROFIT. 

A. H. Woods had 18 shows and six 
theatres in operation last week. Of 
these, 17 of the attractions made 
money and five of the theatres fared 
likewise. 

The Harris was the loosing theatre 
and "Why Worry," playing there, was 
the unfortunate attraction, totalling a 
loss on the two of $1,400. The show 
closed Saturday and is in storage. 

"Friendly Enemies" at the Hudson 
yielded a combined profit for house 
and attraction of $8,500; The Woods 
Theatre, Chicago, where "Friendly En- 
emies" is also playing, made $5,500 for 
both ends; the Eltinge, with "Under 
Orders," the two-people play, made 
$3,300; the Republic, with Marjorie 
Rambean in "Where Poppies Bloom," 
$2,500; "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" in 
Boston made $3,200. 



"OVER AGE" AGENTS DREAM. 

One of the big time agents booking 
through the U. B. O., who admits he 
is over the Draft limit of 45, is expe- 
riencing a pleasant dream. 

The agent has proved to his own 
satisfaction that of all the big time 
agents in the east, but himself and an- 
other will be left after the Draft 
Boards get through with the others. 
He is confidentially imparting the se- 
cret to his friends, asking them not to 
tell the other agents who arc going to 
have their own worries when they are 
drafted. 



"HIS BIRTHRIGHT" SEIZED. 

New Orleans, Sept. 18. 

Naval Intelligence officers entered 
the Palace Sunday during the perform- 
ance and seized a film that was being 
shown, asserting it reflected on the 
navy. \ :-'■-• 

The picture, "His Birthright," was re- 
garded as a sequel of the opera 
"Madame Butterfly" and. told of the 
adventures of a United States naval 
officer in Japan, in its cast naming the 
officer Admiral John Milton. ' ' ■ . - 

It is understood the seizure was 
made as the result of protests entered 
by the friends of Rear Admiral John 
B Milton stationed at the New Orleans 
Navy Yard. These friends resented 
the linking of the name with some in- 
cident of the plot. It was reported the 
film was seized on instructions from 
Washington, and that it had been 
shipped there for examination. 

Rear Admiral Milton was placed on 
the retired list in 1910, but was re- 
called for domestic service during' the 
war. • 

"His Birthright" features Sessue 
Hayakawa, produced by the Hayakawa 
Film Co. 



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FOOD PRICES IN ENGLAND. 

London, Sept. 18. 

Prices for food over here do not 
strike the English as so very expensive 
under the circumstances. The retail 
price of beef, Scotch or English, sold 
over the counter, is 39c. a pound; fresh 
butter is 62c; home grown lamb and 
mutton, 39c; coal, $10.50 a ton. 

Fruit is dear. Peaches are 50c each. 
Apples, formerly costing 6c a pound, 
now 36 to 50c. Potatoes are abundant, 
50 or 60 pounds for $1. Vegetables are 
also' plentiful; made more so through 
the many home garden farms. 

Scotch whiskey is high and hard to 
secure. It is now about $2.37 a bottle. 
Gin is scarce but can be had. 

LAURA HAMILTON HAS DIVORCE. 

Although the attorneys in the case 
refuse information it is reported that 
Mrs. Harold L. Atteridge, who was 
nee Laura Hamilton, secured a decree 
of divorce granted on. statutory 
grounds Sept. 12. 

The couple were, married May 26, 
1914. 

Selling Amelia Bingham's Home. 

Amelia Bingham's home at 103 River- 
side drive, New York, is going under 
the hammer. William B. Ralston has 
been appointed referee to arrange for 
an auction and compute the charges in 
a judgment for $20,370 filed against 
Miss Bingham by Mrs. Sarah A. Jeffer- 
son. 

The Riverside home, formerly owned 
by Joseph Jefferson, was purchased 
by Miss Bingham seven years ago. 






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CABLES 



LONDON THEATRES PERK UP; 
DREW BIG RECEIPTS LAST WEEK 

Legitimate and Music Halls in Midst of Spurt Through High 

Feeling Over Advance of Allied Forces. "Chu Chin 

Chow," Nearing 1,000th Performance, Did 

$17,000 Last Week. Even Bigger , 

Boom Looked For. 



London, Sept. 18. 

Everything is looking op theatrically, 
with the legitimate theatres and music 
halls doing a splendid business. 

This is accounted for by the high 
feeling over the advance of the Allies 
and the boom is expected to develop 
into proportions that will delight the 
London managers, who have passed 
through the many vicissitudes since the 
war started with an admirable spirit 
under all conditions. 

Last week's receipts in some of the 
legitimate theatres will probably at- 
tract .more than passing notice among 
the fraternity in the States. 

"Chu Chin Chow," nearing its 1,000th 
performance at His Majesty's, did $17,- 
000 for the six days ending Sept. 14. 

"As You Were" at the Pavilion, 
played to $14,000, in the same time. 

"Yes, Uncle" at the Shaftesbury, got 
$15,000. 

"Going Up," Gaiety, $12,000. / 

The Maid of the Mountains," Daly's, 
$11,000. 

"The Better 'Ole," Oxford, $10,000. 

"The Boy," Adelphi. $10,000. 

"The Purple Mask/ 1 Lyric, $9,000. 

"The Freedom of the Seas," Haymar- 
ket, $8,000. 

"Nothing But the Truth," Savoy, $7,- 
500. 

"Fair and Warmer," Prince of Wales, 
$7,000. 

"By Pigeon Post," Garrick, $7,000. 

"The Naughty Wife" (with Gladys 
Cooper out of the cast through being. 
on a holiday), Playhouse, $6,000. 

"The Live Wire," St. Martin's, $5,500. 

Tabs" (theatre not given), $5,000. 



by Elaine Inescort Ethel Irving, who 
has the lead, later goes into manage- 
ment with Three for Diana," adapted 
from the Italian by Chester Bailey 
Fernald. 



WEAK "WEEK END." 

London, Sept. 1& 

At the Kingsway, "A Week End," by 
Walter Ellis, was presented by Fred 
Krano and Leon Vint It is a noisy, 
bustling farce of the Palaise Royale 
impropriety type, with little humor or 
spontaneity. 

Ernest Thesiger and Yvonne Arnaud 
labored to give reality to an impossible 
play. 



FROHMAN SECURES NEW COMEDY. 

London, Sept. 18. 
Charles Frohman, Inc., has bought 
the rights to a new comedy for Cyril 
Maude, entitled "Lord Richard in the 
Pantry," by Sydney Blow and Douglas 
Hoare, adapted from a novel by Martin 
Shawne. 



REVIVING " IN DAHOMEY.'! 

London, Sept 18. 

Norman J. Norman, who brought 
William and Walker to London in 
1903 with "In Dahomey," which ran for 
nearly a year at the Shafte'sbury, is 
about to put a revival of the piece, 
written by colored people with an all- 
colored company. 

He has made an offer to Bert Wil- 
liams to come to England and appear 
in his original role. 

COCHRAN'S FIFTH. 

London, Sept. 18. 
- The lease of the Aldwych has been 
acquired by Charles B. Cochran, who 
now controls five London theatres and 
supplies attractions to two others. 

Whenever a successor to "The Better 
'Ole" is required at the Oxford, Coch- 
ran will furnish another entertainment 
by Captain Bruce Bairnsiather and 
Captain Arthur Eliot . 



RUSSIAN BALLET DRAWING. 

London, Sept. 18. 

The Russian Ballet is packing them 
in at the Coliseum. The Canadians 
continue there,' their leave having been 
extended for this week. 

The newcomers are Coram, Florence 
Smithson, Ethel Hook. 

BALLET BOOM IN LONDON. 

London, Sept. 18. 

The ballet boom is spreading. Beech- 
am's opera ballet opened at the Palla- 
dium seventy strong. 

Others on the bill are Wilkie Bard, 
Max Darewski, Zomah, Belle Davis 
and her Crackerjacks, Alfredo, Austin 
Rudd. 



MAMMOTH DICKENS FAIR. 

London, Sept. 18. 
The Dickens Fair at Botanical Gar- 
dens, organized by Bransby Williams 
in aid of the Charles Dickens Home; 
for Blinded Soldiers, assumed mam- 
moth proportions. Numerous stars and 
novelties appeared. 

C1NQUEVALLI LEFT $130,000. 

London, Sept. 18. 
By the will of Paul Cinquevalli, the 
great incrtfler left an estate appraised 
at $130,000. 



DeCOURYILLE TAKES PLAYS. 

The English rights to "Why Marry" 
have been secured from A. M. Woods 
by Albert deCourville for an early Lon- 
don production. The world's rights to 
a new farce by Harold Brighouse, en- 
titled The Bantam, V. C" have also 
been bought by deCourville, who will 
probably star Laurie DeFreece in it. 



HARRY TATE EXEMPT. 

London, Sept. 18. 

Harry Tate, the comedian, has been 
declared exempt from service by the 
Wandsworth Tribunal. 

Had Tate joined up as private the 
country would have lost some $12,500 
yearly in income and super-income tax. 



At Alhambra, Pari*. 

Paris. Sept. 18. 
Alfredo, Garnalla and Eddie, Riggs 
and Witchie, Four Dormonds and Yost, 
clay modeler, open the Alhambra Sept. 
27. 



IMPROVING "CHINESE PUZZLE." 

London, Sept. 18. 

The management of "The Chinese 
Puzzle," at the New theatre, is en- 
deavoring to make alterations and im- 
provements in the piece. 

Ellen O'Malley's part is now played 



"Office™' Meat" Produced. 

London, Sept. 18. 
Andre Chariot presented The Of- 
ficers' Mess," by Sydney Blow and 
Douglas Hoare, at Plymouth, to be 
followed by a short tour pending a 
London production. 



HcINTOSH'S GOLD PASSES. 

London, Sept 18. 

Gold Passes are being issued by 
Hugh Mcintosh to all Australians hold- 
ing the Victoria Cross (V. C). Th$ 
pass admits the V. C's and their fam- 
ilies to all of the theatres over which 
Mr. Mcintosh has control, in Austra- 
lia. The Australian manager and legis- 
lative councillor is here on a visit 

The example set by Mcintosh is to be 
followed by Sir Alfred Butt. Sir Alfred 
says he is delighted with the idea and 
will also issue passes to the V. C men 
which will admit them to all theatres 
and halls over which he presides. 

"FEMALE HUN" IS SPY DRAMA. 

London, Sept 18. 
"The Story of the Rosary" will be 
withdrawn from the Lyceum, Satur- 
day, to be succeeded, by a four-act 
spy drama, "The Female Hun," by Wal- 
ter Melville. 



ELSIE JANIS IN "HULLO AMERICA" 

London, Sept 18. 

Sir Alfred Butt has named the new 
revue to be presented at the Palace, 
Sept. 21. "Hullo America." \_, 

The principals are Elsie Janis, Owen 
Nares, Stanley Lupino, Will West 

OSWALD STOLL, AUTHOR. 

London, Sept. 18. 
Oswald Stoll has written a book on 
economics entitled, "Freedom in Fin- 
ance." 



CROCK'S WIFE DIES. 

London, Sept. 18. 
The wife of Grock. the celebrated 
clown, is dead 



Folies Marigny Being Delayed. 
Paris, Sept. 18 

The Folies Marigny remains closed, 
director Perkins possibly resuming 
within a few days. 

In a speech last Saturday night Per- 
kins apologized for the uncompleted 
condition of his revue and complained 
at not receiving fair play, vaguely 
suggesting rivals were at the bottom 
of the delay. 

It is probable the real reason of his 
difficulties is the non-delivery of cos- 
tumes. 

, It was reported in New York late 
Wednesday that the "Follies of 1918" 
would open there shortly, having a 
typical Broadway, New York, aspect. 
American soldiers on leave in Paris 
are expected to be the best patrons. 

Butt's "Rock-a-Bye Baby." 

London, Sept. 18. 
Sir Alfred Butt has bought the Eng- 
lish rights to "Rock-a-Bye Baby." 




Photo by Hixon-Connelly 
BEN BERNIE 
(Of BERNIE and BAKER) 
"A Little Talk Interrupted by a Violin" 
PROCTOR'S FIFTH AVE. NOW (Sept 19-22) 
Offering a single in which Is embodied all 
the merits find clean-cut comedy which made 
BERNIE and BAKER a standard laughing 
hit. 
Direction, LEWIS & GORDON. 



IN PARIS. 

d • t*-m* . Pa " s « Au 8- 29- 

Keginald d Arcy, and Australian com- 

(oser and pianist, known as d'Arcy 
rving, of Algiers, where he was a pro- 
fessor at the Conservatory of Music, 
has just died at the age of 48 years, 
of influenza. 

Hertz and Coquelin reopened their 
two houses this week, the Ambigu re- 
viving Courtelain's "Train de 8h. 47," 
and the Porfe St. Martin continuing 
th run of "Un soir au front," inter- 
rupted by the bombardment of Paris. 

At the Renaissance Cora Laparcerie 
will shortly create a new farce "L'As 
de Chouquette" by Hennequin and P. 
Veber, m which she will be supported 
by Gaston Dubosc 

t. A JK£j of operetta by Rip, with music 
by Willy Redstone, will be produced 
■ the near future at the Theatre An- 
tome. 

Vaudeville has come into its own 
again, and all the variety resorts of 

if ns »,l re P^yfoff t0 fa" houses. At 
the Alhambra, which has been redec- 
orated during the summer closure, E. 
H. Neighbour is still to be found as 
resident director, with Joe Brooke as 
stage manager. The show is an ex- 
cellent one, and many families are 
tickled to death to have their select 
Tnusic hall in full swing, an establish- 
ment of this kind having been sadly 
lacking during the-past three months. 
Manager Dubray, now assisted by Leon 
Rogee in charge of the Anglo-Ameri- 
can department, has revived the old 
success of the Nouveau Cirque, where 
a fine program is likewise on tap. The 
stables have been converted into a 
vast, chic promenade, where we have 
the fashionable jazz band and an in- 
viting bar during the intermission. 
(For programs see Bills next week.) 
There is every prospect of a fine sea- 
son. 

Perkins is busy preparing for the 
inauguration of his season at the 
Marigny, where we are promised a real 
American show, with English chorus 
girls. The Casino de Paris is doing 
splendid business with a somewhat in- 
different revue: the same can be said 
of the Folies Bergere. Both houses, 
catering more for the promenade, at 
, oresent have only local people, little 
known outside of France, on the bills. 
The Olympia, giving vaudeville twice 
daily, is also making big money with 
a small time show. 

Sacha Guitry has started in again at 
the Theatre du Vaudeville, offering a 
revival of his own comedv "Nono," 
with Yvonne Printemps, Baron fils, 
Jeanne Fusier, Delys and Hieronimus. 
His revue, in which father Lucien 
Guitry will appear, is due later. 

The Comedie Francaise is to add sev- 
eral other old successes to its reper- 
toire, and the troupe is now studying 
G. de Porto Riche's "Amoureuse," Jules 
Lemaitre's "Pardon," Verlaines "Les 
Uns ei les Autres." A new work by H. 
Bataille, "Les Soeurs d'Amour," is de- 
livered and will soon be rehearsed. 
There are also two short comedies due 
this season, "Le Petit Chaperon" by 
Felix Gandera and C Gevet; "Le Sou- 
rire du Faune" by Andre Rivoire. 

M._ Combes retains operetta at the 
Empire for the present; variety will 
follow as usual later in the season. 

The Odeon is showing the old French 
version of Charles Dickens "Le Grillon 
du Foyer" (Cricket on the Hearth). 
Lena Ashwell is playing this week 
"Billeted" at the English theatre Al- 
bert I. 



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NINE-MONTHS' TOURISTS TICKETS 
FIPT F EDERAL CONCESSION 

Washington Railroad Conferences Give Traveling Public 

Advantages Over Expected Rate— Indications Point 

to Theatrical Concessions— Coast Tickets 

Show Only 10 Per Cent. Raise. 



Washington. Sept 18r 
Nine months' tourists tickets from 
New York and Chicago to the coast 
and return have been decided on. While 
the rates are set, the announcement 
is unofficial, the Railroad Administra- 
tion probably holding the actual pub- 
lication of the rates until 'a decision is 
given out regarding the appeal of the- 
atrical interests for rail concessions. 
It is understood that a favorable re- 
port has already been turned in ad- 
vocating the granting of concessions. 
Director General of Railroads McAdoo 
has been away from the capital for 
several days and the report has await- 
ed his final consideration. It is up to 
•him to permit the allowances as set 
forth by the board of control. The 
entire managerial committee was here 
last week and several prominent mem- 
"bers arrived here again today. 
, , The coast return trip tickets are not 
scaled as high as first expected, the 
..advance being about 10 per cent .over 
the old rate instead of the predicted 
20 per cent, increase. From Chicago to 
the coast and return the rate for a 
nine months' ticket is $121, plus the 
war tax (8 per cent.) or $9.68, making 
the actual figure $130.68. The nine 
months' rate from New York to the 
coast and return, is $163.12, plus the 
war tax of $13.05, or an actual cost of 
$176.17. The three months' summer rate 
tourists' tickets will continue to be 
sold at $117.29 including war tax 
until the end of September and are 
valid until October 31. After that time 
they will be exchanged for the nine 
months' tickets on a pro rata increase 
based on the mileage yet to be cov- 
ered. This is as arranged for early 
' in the summer. 

Partial payment is to be allowed on 
what was formerly called the "manu- 
script ticket" plan. A certain percent- 
age of payment will be required at 
designated points, with the entire cost 
paid in full at the "turnaround," which 
is the coast. This is the same accom- 
modation allowed by the individual 
roads in the past and is looked upon 
as a valuable aid to touring companies 
and vaudevillians. 



West, Fla., where he had compelled her 
to live an immoral life. 

In her suit, Miss Koepping asks $20,- 
000 for breach of promise, $15,000 for 
impairment to her health, and $15,000 
for degradation and disgrace following 
her ' association, with Monteleone. 

Monteleone has been a fugitive from 
justice for six years. He was arrested 
last week in Denver. 



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GORDON-WILSON STORY. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 18. 

Simultaneously with the arrival here 

■ of Kitty Gordon and Jack Wilson with 

' attendants to start feature film work 

for the United Picture Theatres' Co. at 

the Brunton studio the newspapers 

printed that Miss Gordon would sue 

- Captain Beresford for divorce with the 

conjecture that she would then marry 

Wilson. 

Miss Gordon's manager denied the 
report but understood that papers are 
being prepared. 



CINSVS FORCED EARLY SHOWS. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 18. 

Hubert Heuck, president of the Cin- 
cinnati Theatre Managers Association, 
says that managers of road shows are 
complaining because under Uncle Sam's 
administration the trains leaving Cin- 
cinnati for the north and west at mid- 
night have been taken off. Actors are 
obliged to catch trains at 11 o'clock. 

This necessitates starting shows at 
8 p.m., at the Grand and Lyric, while 
Manager Ned Hastings, at Keith's, is 
letting *er go at 7.30. 

"Friendly Enemies," playing its sec- 
ond week at the Lyric this week, is an 
indication -that to beat the high cost 
of traveling, managers will keep their 
shows in normally one-week towns, or 
considerably longer, unless business is 
so bad that it would be folly to remain. 



7 MORTONS NEXT WEEK. 

The Palace, New York, program next 
week will be full of Mortons, led by 
Sam and Kitty, the parents of the 
flock. 

Three separate Morton acts will 
group when the father and mother 
appear with their younger children, 
now also known as the Four Mortons. 
The other two turns are Paul Morton 
and Naomi Glass, and Clara Morton. 

It is anticipated that Sam and Kitty 
and Paul and Clara may do some of 
their former turn, when the elders and 
their children were first known as The 
Four. 

Miss Glass, privately, is Mrs. Paul 
Morton. 



CAMPS QUARANTINED. 

Spanish influenza, an affection which 
first made its appearance along the 
fighting front in France, has developed 
in four camps which are now under 
quarantine.. Cantonments under quar- 
antine are Camps Upton, Lee, Quantico 
and Newport. The latter two places 
are naval bases, but are included in the 
bookings of the Commission on Train- 
ing Camp Activities. 

At Quantico, near Washington, the 
"Mimic World" was kept out by the 
quarantine, but instead the attraction 
was rushed to Camp Humphreys, Va. 
There is no Liberty Theatre there, 
though one is building. The Commis- 
sion working with the quartermaster's 
department at Humphreys, arranged to 
transport the company and production 
. in army trucks. Through the efforts of 
a Washington society woman, a spe- 
cial stage was constructed in the op* i 
at Humphries with footlights and com- 
plete equipment provided. Seats were 
arranged in a natural amphitheatre, 
capable of seating 15,000. 

At Camp Upton there was no inter- 
ruption of bookings. "The Red Mill" 
played the first three days and was al- 
lowed to depart when finished, which 
will be the same where other attrac- 
tions appear in the infected camps. At 
Upton there is no danger of contagion 
to the visiting artists as their living 
quarters are considerably separated 
from that of the men. 

At Camp Lee, starting "Sunday next. 
Gus Hill's Minstrels are booked, and 
up to Wednesday it was expected that 
the attraction would open on schedule. 
The Commission is continuing its book- 
ings, not figuring the epidemic as ser- 
ious. 

At Upton next week a number of fea- 
ture pictures have been arranged for. 
That because the week was open, hav- 
ing been partly held for "Yip, Yip, 
Yaphank." In addition to the pictures, 
concerts will be given Thursday and 
Friday by Mary Zentay, violinist, and 
Henry Waterous, basso. 

Camp Upton, L. I., Sept. 18. 

The Liberty and Buffalo theatres 
here have been ordered closed for the 
present, due to an outbreak of Spanish 
influenza. 

The company playing "The Love 
Mill" this first half of the week was 
obliged to vacate. v 



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N. V. A. ORDERS TRIAL 

Through charges preferred against 
a member/ the National Vaudeville Art- 
tists has ordered Billy Force before 
it for trial for failing to make a vaude- 
ville production as agreed between 
himself and one Sohn, a non-profes- 
sional. 

Sohn was to furnish the money and 
Force do the producing. Sohn pre- 
ferred the complaint. 

Force was of Bernard and Force, a 
vaudeville team. 



DAMAGED SEVERAL WAYS. 

Chicago, Sept. 18. 

Irene Koepping, known in vaudeville 
variously as Irene Davis and Lee Mil- 
ler, has filed a suit for $50,000 damages 
in New Orleans against Ben Montele* 
one, son of a wealthy hotel owner in 
New Orleans. . 

The suit is bised on incidents which 
transpired in 1912, when Miss Koepping 
was a minor. At that time Moneleone 
was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury 
for a violation of the Mann. act. It was 
stated by the girl, when she was taken 
into custody in Chicago later, that. 
Monteleone had taken her to Key 



ARRESTED AS DESERTER. 

Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 18. 

Serg. Victor Gordon was arrested 
here last Friday by a U. S. marshal 
a* a deserter from the British Army. 

Gordon was appearing at the Arcade 
Theatre at the time. He has been play- 
ing in vaudeville since the early sum- 
mer, as a monologist, appearing most- 
ly in the Middle West. 



"DOUBLING." 

For next week at the Royal and Al- 
hambra, New York, it has been pro- 
grammed for two acts to appear on' 
both bills. They are Trixie Friganza 
and T. Roy Barnes and Co. 



SHUBERT'S SUNDAY BOOKER. 

Rufus Lemaire is out as booker of 
the Sunday shows at the Winter Gar- 
den and Central, the latter being the 
new Shubert house at 47th and Broad- 
way. 

The withdrawal followed words with 
Lee Shubert, but Lemaire, who between 
times is a chief petty officer assigned 
to naval headquarters at 280 Broadway, 
has "resigned a number of times be- 
fore. 

Ed. Dayidow, a brother-in-law to the 
Shuberts, who has been associated with 
Lemaire in his office in the Putnam 
building, is handling the Garden and 
Central Sunday bookings for the pres- 
ent. 



MORE VOLUNTEERS SAIL. 

• Two more units have sailed overseas 
to join America's Over There League 
of volunteers, each unit holding four 
entertainers. In addition the League 
sent over Dorothy Donnelly, the act- 
ress and playwright, who is to put on 
plays for the service men who will ap- 
pear in them. Assisting Miss Donnelly 
and sailing with her were Patricia 
O'Connor, also Grace Henry, who will 
do the same sort of work. The units 
which departed, together with their 
titles, are. 

"A Musical Foursome." 

Maude Allen. 
vLucie Babcock. 

Vera .Barstow. 

Mildred Evans. 

"A Little Bit of Everything." 

Mabelle Adams. » 

Mary . Cameron. 

Lida McMillan. ■, - 

Bert Snow. 

"A Musical Foursome" is the first 
alUwoman unit to sail, save for the 
concert duo consisting of Amperito 
Farrar and mother. Counting Miss 
Donnelly and party, the volunteers al- 
ready sent over by the League num- 
ber 61. The operation of the new 
draft is not expected to interfere with 
the League's work and there will prob- 
ably be some provision later . for the 
registration of those already over 
there. 



PRESSMAN'S PLAYLET. 

"Life's Studies" or "Etudes de Vie," 
as it may be called, is a playlet in two 
scenes that Charles B. Maddock will 
probably produce for vaudeville. 

The piece was written by G. Horace 
Mortimer of the Orpheum Circuit's 
press department. It is his maiden 
playwrighting effort, with a unique idea 
basing it. 

JACK ROSE FINED. 

New Orleans, Sept. 18. 

Jack Rose, of Mike Bernard and Jack 
Rose, was arrested and fined $40 here 
Monday, after he had gotten into an 
altercation which led to fisticuffs. 
Rose paid the fine. 

He reports for military service in 
two weeks, the act dissolving there- 
after. 



SAILORS' MINSTRELS OVER. 

The Sailors' Minstrels of. the New- 
port Naval Station, 90 in number, 
wound up their season Sunday night 
at Worcester, Mass. The show made 
several cities in New England, under 
the direction of Mark Levy, and were 
entertained by the local officials, also 
the society folk of Newport, Taunton, 
Fall River, Springfield and Providence. 

In the company Bill Jones and Noll 
and Kenney "walked away with the 
show.'* 



HELD UP AT BORDER. 

Winnipeg, Can.; Sept. 18. 

Through not holding their registra- 
tion cards, King and Harvey were held 
up at the Canadian border for two 
days, leaving it impossible for them to 
open here Monday. ' .. . i 

The men had registered by mail with 
their New York Draft Board without 
receiving an acknowledgment. They 
had to register again, in Pembina 
County, North Dakota and were then 
allowed to leave the States, motoring 
from the border to Winnipeg and 
opening here this evening. 



MARX BROS. IN SHOW. 

Chicago, Sept. 18. 

The Four Marx Brothers "have 
temporarily forsaken vaudeville and 
will go out in a production. 

It' is to be a romantic farce -with 
music, written for them by Joe Swer- 
ling, presented by Minnie Palmer and 
produced under the direction of Al 
Shean. The piece, in three acts, is 
entitled "The Street Cinderella." The 
music was written specially for the 
production by Gus Kahn and Egbert 
Van Alstync. 

In addition to Julius, Arthur, Leon- 
ard and Herbert Marx, who will be 
featured, the cast will include Edward 
Metcalfe, Mary Orthe, Betty Carpen- 
ter, Saba Shepard, Mary Aldis, Trixie 
Van Ness, Ida Lamp'ton and a chorus 
of twelve. 

"The Street Cinderella" opens on the 
K. & E. time at Grand Rapids Sept. 28. 



Lou Lockett— Emma Haig Act. 

Lou Lockett, formerly of Lockett and 
Brown, with Emma Haig in an act 
written by Eddie Madden and staged 
by Frank Hale. 

Jenie Jacobs is handling the_ new- 
team. Jessica Brown is in "Gloriana," 
a new John Cort musical piece. 

Mike m* your fun godfather. CHA8. ALTHOFF. 



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ALIEN ENEMY COMMENT 



Sept. 14. 
Editor VARiETf: 

You are to be commended upon the 
editorial in this week's "VARiHTr re 
alien enemy acts. May I not call the 
attention of the entire theatrical world 
to this editorial and let them read it 
and let it sink in good and deep. 

American acts . are not allowed to 
work in Germany or Austria. Amer- 
ican people are not allowed to even 
walk upon the streets. Over here how 
vastly different. 

I have almost tome to the conclusion 
that a preference is being shown alien 
enemy acts by the different booking 
offices. How many of them are being 
carried by the Ringling and Barnum 
shows. 

Isn't it a wonderful sight to walk 
into a theatre packed with the fathers, 
mothers, wives, sisters, brothers and 
sweethearts of the flower of American 
manhood, of the boys over there who 
are bleeding to death upon the already 
blood soaked battle fields of France, 
being entertained by the same swine 
whose rape of Belgium is now history. 

These alien enemy acts are allowed 
to run around the country in perfect 
freedom, using names that do not 
sound Teutonic and telling people they 
are Belgians, Swiss, French, etc 

Surely there are enough American 
acts to entertain the American people, 
and no manager should allow one of 
these acts to appear before the people 
whose relatives are giving up every- 
thing. 

American, artists should take the 
matter upon their own, shoulders, if 
the managers persist in playing these 
acts. Let us Americans refuse to work 
on the bills with them. I have made 
up my mind that under no considera- 
tion or circumstances whatsoever will 
I appear upon a program with one of 
them from this date on. 

There is one act in particular I know 
and who advertises regularly in 
Variety, that made a statement he 
would cut off his arm before he would 
fight for America. Needless to say, he 
was knocked down for his remark. 

I can not believe a manager who 
plays these acts or an agent who will 
book them is pure American. 

/. C. Booth, 
(Booth and Leander.) 



New York; Sept. 13. 
Editor Vartbtt: 

I have read t\:c editorial in today's 
Variety concerning alien enemy acts 
in this country and that they should 
not be allowed to play. 

That is all well and good, but I ask 
why this should apply to German and 
Austrian artists only and not to agents. 
There are many German agents in New 
York and they are all doing business, 
booking or managing acts, and none 
of them have American papers ; all are 
alien enemies.- 

Must we German artists with families 
to support have to work as dish- 
washers or waiters to make a living 
over here while these alien enemy 
agents can continue to make their easy 
money as agents without molestation? 
One of them I know is making at least 
$20,000 a year and has been making 
that much since the war started, mak- 
ing it over here and continuing to do 
business without question following 
America's declaration of war. 

One of these agents told me in Paris 
in July, 1914 (one month before war 
was declared), that we should leave 
France as war was certain; that he 
had been so informed by big men in 
the German army. 

When you mention German artists 
after this include German agents as 
well, when both are alien enemies. 

Paul Seiftrt, 



LOEWS BEST HOUSE. 

What is agreed upon by those who 
have seen it as the best house on the 
Loew Circuit, the Metropolitan, Brook- 
lyn, opened Monday night. George 
Schenck, formerly manager of Loew's 
Bijou, Brooklyn (now playing pictures), 
is the manager, and Harry Silver stadt 
is the leader of the 18-piece orchestra. 

The Metropolitan is but a few blocks 
distant from, Keeney's, Brooklyn, 
looked upon previously as "opposition." 
This week Keeney's headlined its bill 
with "The Four Husbands," an expen- 
sive vaudeville production turn. 

Monday evening, whil.e the perform- 
ance was going on, one of the usher- 
ettes, walking down a side aisle, accost- 
ed X. J. Lubin, M. Meinhold and Mark 
Levy, of the Loew staff, asking where 
Mr. Loew was seated. Informed he 
was in the first stage box on that side, 
she proceeded down the aisle. Upon 
returning, Mr. Lubin asked if she had 
located Loew. The girl replied she 
could not find him. 

"What did you want Mr. Loew for?" 
asked Mr. Lubin. 

"There are no sanitary cups in the 
water fountain," answered the girl, 
"and I wanted to ask him what to do 
about it." 



TROOP MOVEMENT CLOSES HOUSE. 

New Orleans, Sept. 18. 

The "Cantonment" theatre at Hat- 
tiesburg. Miss., booked out of the 
Loew office, New York, closes tonight. 
It was originally planned and opened 
to catch the business from the ad- 
jacent cantonment territory. Troop 
movements out of Camp Shelby, how- 
ever, left the house high and dry. 

The house will probably reopen as 
soon as the camp fills up with men 
from the new draft. 



LOOKS LIKE TIF' IS OFF. 

It looks as though "Yip, Yip, Yap- 
hank," the v Camp Upton soldier show 
by Serg. Irving Berlin is through for 
the present, after having been one of 
the biggest hits New York ever held 
during its four weeks' run. 

The. soldier boys with Berlin are 
back at Camp Upton this week, having 
closed the engagements last Saturday 
at the Lexington. No plans have been 
made for any future travel of the pro- 
duction. Officials from Washington 
were expected in New York to see the 
piece and give a decision on its fur- 
ther life, but the officials failed to ap- 
pear. 

"Yip" played to around $70,000 at the 
Century during its first two weeks, 
and almost as much at the Lexington 
in the final two. The show is said to 
have closed to a business of $15,000 last 
Friday and Saturday, when the pro- 
ceeds for those two days were reported 
having been divided among the 300 or 
so soldiers who took part in the show. 

The net profit of the New York en- 
gagement, which was for the benefit of 
a community house at Camp Upton, is 
reported at around $100,000. 

The songs written by Mr. Berlin for 
the piece, particularly the "Y. M. C. A. 
Hut" number, are finding a large sale. 

SURATT DID IT? 

Monday with Valeska Suratt head- 
lining at the Palace, the house was 
jammed for each performance. Every- 
one who noted the heavy attendance 
that day. said "The Jewish holiday is 
doing it." 

Tuesday the record breaking at- 
tendance was repeated, more unusual 
because of the preceding holiday 
crowds, and there was no reason, ex- 
cepting the previous day's remark was 
changed, "It looks as though Suratt 
is doing it." 



AGENT'S COMMISSION POINT. 

A different angle to an old point in 
the matter of commissions payable be- 
tween agents and acts is tacked onto 
an action started by H. J. & Frederick 
Goldsmith for their client, Arthur Hor- 
owitz, the agent, against Jay Gould, 
now in the Century Roof show and 
formerly of Gould and Lewis (Flo) a 
vaudeville act 

The amount sued for is $635, claimed 
by Horowitz to be due him for com- 
mission from Gould and Lewis for a 
tour's contract over the Pantages' Cir- 
cuit last season that the act did not 
play. The team instead appeared on 
the Orpheum Circuit, not booked, how- 
ever, by Horowitz there. 

The agent alleges a long-term agree- 
ment with the turn and states that in 
pursuance of his post as representative 
for it, he procured the Pan time. While 
having authority, the agent says, to 
sign for the act in contract engage- 
ments, in this particular matter, he 
did not sign, giving the agreements to 
the act for their signature. Meanwhile 
the act had accepted the Orpheum 
route. Horowitz contends that as he 
sought and obtained the Pantages con- 
tracts with the knowledge and con- 
sent of the act, the members are lia- 
ble to him for the full amount of the 
commission as though they had played 
the engagement or signed the agree- 
ment. 

Another managerial representative 
claim has been placed in the hands of 
his attorney, August Dreyer, by Charles 
Potsdam, against the Rigoletto Bro- 
thers, amounting to $835. Mr. Pots- 
dam alleges he acted as manager for 
the brothers. 

Last week Mr. Horowitz appeared 
before the Vaudeville Managers' Pro- 
tective Association, to assert his 
agency claim to Harmon and O'Connor, 
a "sister act." The act was under a 
contract for three years with Horo- 
witz and booked by him to open at the 
Audubon, New York, Sept 8. On the 
same day they had been placed through 
Frank Evans to appear at a Poli the- 
atre. The evidence brought out that 
Horowitz had consented to the girls 
making an application to another 
agent (not Evans) to book them and 
that thereafter Harmon and O'Connor 
had notified the other agent they pre- 
ferred Frank Evans, who could secure 
them time. Whereupon the third agent 
tore up their consent, saying it was 
agreeable to him. 

On this phase of the matter Pat 
Casey decided against Horowitz, on 
the ground he had waived any agency 
claim according to the custom of the 
show business when agreeing to their 
proposal, made in writing, to another 
agent. Mr. Casey disregarded the 
legal aspect of the case as set forth 
in the Horowitz agreement, and it was 
so understood by the parties to the 
contest. 



/^A CONSCIENTIOUS AGENT? 

•'FaHy Markus, who does a booking 
business for vaudeville, has notified the 
management of the Olympic. Brooklyn, 
and Grand Opera House, New York, 
he isn't going to book them any longer, 
so Markus says. 

The reason given by the agent is 
that he and the policies under which 
the theatres are operated don't agree. 
The theatres play five acts on a split 
week. Markus received $50 weekly 
from each for booking. 

If there were any other reason why 
Markus threw the hundred weekly 
away, he expertly kept it to himself. 



Clayton and White Decide to Stick. 

The dancing team of Clayton and 
White have decided not to separate 
after all and will remain as a fixture 
in "The Passing Show." 

It was through the intervention of 
J. J. Shubert that the steppers agreed 
to patch up their differences. 



RATS' INVESTIGATION HEARING. 

Last Friday's teuton, pre-mentloaed as tke 
finale of tha hearings In tbe lnqulaltorlal »ra- 
ceedlan anent the financial manipulations of 
the White Rata, wai Itngtby and covered muck 
ground. Harry Mounttord made what he 
termed a statement, because there "had been 
a lot of Insinuations made here and I should 
like tp point out certain phases of ths testi- 
mony. ' He attached tbe testimony of Will J. 
Cooke, went a little further into tbe alleged 
robbery of tbe Rats' offloe and airily sought 
to show how. efficiently ths Rats' ooffsra had 
been conserved under bis management — not, 
however, touching on the final "how out," 

Referee Schuldenfrel permitted the state- 
ment. In' which the witness questioned aad 
answered himself; but towards the finish the 
Referee stated tbat he did. not at first uider- 
stand the purport of the statement, and that 
It could not help In tbe proceedings, which 
was the signal for Mouotford to cease. Mouat- 
ford "cross-examined" hlmeelf because he said 
he was not represented by counsel. 3. 3. 
Myers was the legal representative of the 
Rats and not himself. 

The session was started with the examina- 
tion of Will Oonly and Percy Pollock, both 
called by Mr. Myers. Friday of this week 
was set down for another bearing, at which 
time tbe Referee will make a decision at to 
hlB Jurisdiction In calling Goldle Pemberton. 
tbe original petitioner In the proceedings. 
Neither counsel bad handed In briefs on the 
point A. T. 8apinaky did not desire to call 
any further witnesses. This week's session 
may see further questioning on the $500 cheeks 
supposed to have balled out womea la Brook- 
lyn during tbe strike The testimony adduced 
last Friday places the matter of the cheeks 
In a worse muddle than ever, and the expla- 
nations are contradictory with those of two 
weeks ago. 

Conly took tbe stand first, Myers question- 
ing, but later Mr. Saptnsky queried. While 
in the chair Conly twice drew reprimands 
from the Referee. On things touching polats 
souebt to be cleared up by Mr. 8apfnsky he 
was basy or did not know, as with other wit- 
nesses. Conly said he knew Goldle Pemberton 
and had seen her at several meetings taklsg 
notes. He alao said he read the weakly 
statements to the board of directors. He 
said be knew Percy Pollock, and that the 
latter had called at tbe office and asked for 
Monntford. who was out. Pollock gave him 
$500, which was to he turned over to Monnt- 
ford. Conly tbouaht ths money was for hail 
purposes. Mr. Saptnsky asked : 
Q. "Vou read the weekly statements?" 
A. "Ves." 

Q. "How were you picked out?" 
A. "I was acting In capacity of secretary 
for two or three months before the strike." 

Q. "Were financial statements read at the 
meetlne of the board of directors?" 
A "Ves." 

Q.' "Were they the same as those read to 
the members?" 
A "Ves." 

Q.' 'Wasn't it a fact that It wss thought 
best that the statements not be read in detail 
because of fact that so-called representatives 
of- the manaeers would be present?" 

A. "T heard that suggested, but cannot say. 
I was of the opinion that spies might he 
present, but waR not certain." . 

Q. "Now I ask If It wasn't a fact tbat 
purposely erroneous statements were made to 
prevent an accurate statement retting to the 
manaaers if tbey had representatives present? 
A. "Nnt to my knowledge." 
Q. "Did you know that there was an ac- 
count In the Greenwich bank?" 
A. "No." 
Q. "no you know today that there was one?" 

O. "Didn't you know there was a levy fund 
of five per cent, and wa«n't It for the strike? 
Where was the money deposited?" 

A. "Tt was spent as fast as gotten, as far 
as I know." . 

O. "Was there ever an accounting of the 
spending of that fund?" 

A. "T can't remember: don't know." 

Referee: "Do you know If the board of 
directors ever passed a resolution permitting 
the Joint account to he deposited in the names 
of Monntford snd Fltipatrlck?" 

A. "T don't know." 

Q. "Vou were a director?" 

A. "Ves, but I was not present at all meet- 
ings." _ _..._• 

Q. "At the time that Percy Pollock gave 
you th» $500. dirt vou eHve him a receipt?" 

A. "No : he asked for none." 

Q. "That was the only $500 he gave yon?", 

A. "Ves." 

Que«t1onlne showed that Conly did not know 
anvtnlne about Rata' funds aroint- Into the 
budding of the clubhouse. Conly said he 
worked for half-snlnrv for the Rats and now 
wss working on a draft board. 

Pollock then took the chair. Mr. Myers 
questioning, bmueht out that Pollock was an 
actor snd that he loaned $500 to Monntford, 
that being a personal loan hetween the two. 
Pollock said the tnonev was paid back to him 
By F. 3. Fltstiatrtek. the bookkeeper. 

Mr. 8apln«Vy: "Vnung Pltzpatrlck gave you 
back the S500: when? 

A. "A few daya later." 

Q. "When was the second loan?" 

A. "Four or five days lster." . 

Q. "Had vou gotten the «r*t *5O0 hack?" 

A. "I could not say. Pttrnatrlek drew a 
chpck on a Fifth avenue bank. We walked 
over there and I got tbe monev." 

He then said be received tbe second loan 
back several dava after making that one, 
Monntford navlng him In cash, for which he 
gave no receipt. 

Referee. O. "At tbe time vou made the sec- 
ond loan, dirt it total $1.0rt> or Just $500?" 
(Continued on page 41.) . 



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Chicago, Sept. 14. 
Editor Varietx": 

I noticed in the Pittsburgh notes in 
Variett that the Hawthorne Minstrels 
would play the Kenyon, Pittsburgh. 
This act has not been in existence since 
May, 1917. At that time the scenery, 
costumes, trunks, etc., were sold to 
Laura Booth, but not the name. 
The Hawthorne*. 
(Billy and Amy.) 

Camp Sheridan, Ala., Sept. 10. 
Editor VARiETr. 

I am now at Camp Sheridan, in the 
Base Hospital sick, and not working 
with my former partner, Francis. He 
is at present around Chicago and using 
my name, which I have had for the 
last ten years. Ward. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 12. 
Editor Variet?:. 

I wired you today, upon my return 
from the West, relative to the article in 
last week's Variety - concerning myself 
and the action of the Philadelphia 
managers in raising admissions. 

The story is a canard and apparently 
the work of our opposition in an en- 
deavor to injure us and I am surprised 
that Variety would be a party to it 

There is absolutely no foundation to 
the story. I never pledged myself in 
the matter, in fact, two weeks before 
the price raise was scheduled to go 
in effect, I told the members of the 
Association (theatrical managers) I 
would not join the movement. Further, 
I told the members of the Association 
it was not an Association issue, but 
rather a neighborhood matter and upon 
this basis I stood "pat." 

Fred G. Nixon-Nirdlinger. 



MRS. JAS. CONNORS' SEPARATION. 

Jennie Connors, through her counsel, 
Frank J. Rinaldi, has filed suit for 
separation against James Connors, in 
vaudeville. Answering to her charges, 
the defendant, through his attorneys, 
Henry J. & Frederick E. Goldsmith, 
enters a general denial: 

In her affidavit, the plaintiff alleges 
that since their marriage, March 26, 
1917, her husband has wilfully neglect- 
ed, aoused, and mistreated her. Be- 
cause she is unable to support herself, 
having been under the care of the 
physician in a hospital during the past 
five months, Mrs. Connors is claiming 
$50 weekly alimony, out of tne $150 
weekly she alleges her husband says 
he earns, and counsel fees. 

When the papers were served on 
Connors early this week announcing 
the case was to come up Sept. 17, he 
wrote his attorneys, asking them to 
postpone the trial for a week or so. 
The trial is now scheduled for Sept. 24. 

Accompanying the letter, Connors 
mailed a statement from Wilmer & 
Vincent, of the Colonial, Utica, where 
he is now playing, stating his salary 
to be but. $62.50 weekly. 

POTSDAM IN BOOKING OFFICE. 

Within a short time Charles Pots- 
dam will transfer from the manager- 
ship of Loew's American theatre, to 
the post of chief assistant to Jake 
Lubin in the Marcus Loew booking 
agency. 

Mr. Potsdam has been at the Amer- 
ican for several years. He has grown 
to know all of the Eastern big and 
small turns. At different times he has 
produced and managed acts. It is 
said Mr. Potsdam could have received 
an agency franchise in the Loew of- 
fice, but was informed by Joe Schenck 



and Mr. Lubin they thought he could 
be of more value to the circuit in the 
booking department. 

It is possible that Eugene Meyers 
will succeed Mr. Potsdam as the Amer- 
ican's manager. 

HEAVIER BILLS UPSTATE. 

Proctor's, Albany and Troy, playing 
a split week of two shows daily, is 
commencing to increase its programs 
for the. season. 

Valeska Suratt, Stella Mayhew and 
Andrew Mack are among the future 
headlines in those towns that were 
booked this week by Arthur Blondell, 
who is temporarily looking after the 
Proctor upstate bookings during 
Johnnie Collins' recovery. The other 
of the Collins houses are being cared 
for by Harry Mundorf and Charles An- 
derson (in the E. M. Robertson of- 
fice) during Mr. Collins' absence. 



Farnum, Lawis cc Gordon's Bookar. 

Ralph G. Farnum has been appointed 
general booker for Lewis & Gordon, 
following the departure of Max Gordon 
and Milton Lewis into the Service. Al 
Lewis continues as the producing and 
executive head of the firm. 

Mr. Farnum has been of late with 
Max E. Hayes' office and was pre- 
viously with Harry Weber. 

Max Hayes is placing the sketches 
of the firm, taking those on in addition 
to his own bookings. 



WHERE MUSICIANS STAND. 

Rochester, N. Y., Sep. 18. 

A subject of discussion among thea- 
tre men is the future of the orchestra 
in the theatres. Practically all of the 
theatrical musicians registered in the 
draft the other day, the great majority 
being under 45. Although the amuse- 
ment industry has been classified as 
essential it is feared the draft boards 
will rule that men in the orchestras are 
not essential to the industry. In fact 
it has been intimated that a number 
of musicians are already v considering 
the matter of looking up jobs in the 
munition plants. Some of them admit 
they may not wait for any action by 
the local boards. ' 

It has been suggested that orchestras 
composed of women will replace the 
men in most of the theatres. There is 
some talk of reducing picture theatre 
orchestras to one piece, a piano, and 
some radicals even go so far as to 
state that the piano ought to be an 
automatic one. It is not thought that 
such sweeping changes will go into 
effect at present. Orchestras- may be 
considerably reduced for the afternoon 
shows and enlarged at night. Many 
picture houses may struggle along in 
the afternoon with a piano, but every 
house will endeavor to have a well 
rounded orchestra in the evening. 

Several theatre men are making ef- 
forts to sign up musicians of the gent- 
ler sex. 



Association Booking Imperial. 

Chicago, Sept. 18. 
The Imperial, St. Louis, which for- 
merly played combination shows, is 
now on the book of Charles Freeman 
(W. V. M. A.), and beginning Sept 
23, will play week stands. 



Pat Garren in Charge at 23rd Street 

H. R. Beatty is leaving the 23rd 
Street as manager and going to war 
via the Canadian Army, with Pat Gar- 
ren looking after managerial duties 
down there. 




Robert Wayne Managing Albambra. 

Robert Wayne has succeeded Harry 
Bailey as manager of the Alhambra. 
Mr. Bailey having entered the service 
on Sunday. • Mr. Wayne is a former 
actor. For some time he was assistant 
to Harry T. Jordan, manager of Keith's, 
Philadelphia, but recently assigned to 
the Keith New York office. 



WITH THE MUSIC MEN. 

^w w Sr rt .j;.?£ <, J,mmy momo * "■ -*■ 

mJE"» S 0, «K Son ?? *"«"" £ tt « Harris. 
w»4 , "Fiddlers Three" at the Cort, is being 
published by Wltmark t Bods. 

Von° nue^sun*: ****»' '• ■ *• H« r7 

p.?! 1 ? 5l ?"«?{ °' Memphis, head of the 
Pate A Handy Co., has been lo New York 
this weak, surveying what the New York offloe 
ol the Ann, lately opened, has been doing. 

Tom Franklin, known In the cabarets, te 
now oonneoted with the Wltmark profeeslosal 
stan. 

Amy Aahmore Clark, the librettist. Is la 
charge of the new concert professional de- 
partment ot Artmusio, -«•«» «■ 

Halsey K. Mohr has transferred his eoua 
allegiance from Shapiro-Bernstein to the Joe 
Morris staff. 

Louis Bernstein had received up to Wed- 
nesday no confirmation of the report Jimmy 
Hsnley had been promoted to a lieutenancy, 
although Mr. Bernstein said he would not be 
surprised to hesr It by mall from knowing 
Hanleys modesty, and also mentioned he bad 
heard was In line for promotion. Mr. Bern- 
stein mentioned another of his former writing 
BUS, Joe Goodwin, who had developed into a 
model soldier. Joe was recently in New*York 
on a four days' leave, the only one of his 
regiment Just before it sailed for France to 
receive a furlough. Joe asked permission of 
hie captain to apply to the colonel when the 
captain vetoed a pass through the strict ruling 
laid down. Goodwin Interviewed the colonel 
and convinced bis superior the two songs he 
had In mind must be taken down In New 
Tork or there would result a torrlflo loss of 
money for him In the future, If be came back. 
The colonel couldn't understand what Joe was 
driving at so gsve him a pass. Mr. Bernstein 
said Joe was the best liked man in his com- 
pany and had refused all opportunities for 
advancement, saying he wsnted to stick with 
the privates. He also sidestepped an oppor- 
tunity placed before him to be permanently 
stationed in or around New York. Joe an- 
swered he had enlisted to be a soldier and 
intended to go all the. way, right Into France. 
Borne kid, that Joe Goodwin turned out to be. 

Mrs. William Hamilton, vice-president of 
the Nary Club at 609 Fifth avenue, has Issued 
an appeal for music for the 111 and wounded 
sailors aboard the U. -8. Hospital Ship, 
"Mercy," now a Naval Base Hospital. Pop- 
ular songs are the only amusement allowed 
the patients for frequent entertainment Rec- 
ords will also be very acceptable. Either or 
both may he sent Mrs. Hamilton, care ot the 
Club. 

The Jais Band of the Jenkins Colored Or- 
phan Asylum recently started a fund for a 
new addition to the asylum by the 10 or 
12 pieces stopping In front of the musio pub- 
lishing houses, playing their latest bit. and 
taking up the contribution offered when the 
object of the visit was msds known. 

The music houses are a bit worried over the 
draft prospects. Many of the Arms have had 
tbelr staffs depleted and their organisations 
. disturbed by enlistments or calls through the 
first draft. With the IMS In effect, with 
32-38 or 87 to be first called, what the future 
will leave in the operating forces only the 
future will tell. 

The final of the Animated War Song Con- 
test at the Fifth Avenue, New York, will be 
decided next Tuesday night (Sept. 24). The 
contest Is running nightly this week until 
tonight (Friday). The animated portion Is 
giving the song men an excellent opportunity 
of seeing the various pictures Side by side, as 
it were, and they are .enabled to note the 
different effects the several pictures have upon 
the audience. 



KaJaH 



Who, after three years In retirement, has returned to the stage in a new routine of 
Oriental dances, all her own creation. 

RAJAH recently opened in Chicago, drawing attention of the critics. She is due In 
New York at Christmas time. 



LOEW OUT OF CHARLOTTE. 

Charlotte, N. C. Sept. 18. 
The Strand, playing Loew vaudeville 
(booked only) for three weeks, dis- 
continued it this Saturday. 

The Grand opera house, South Beth- 
lehem, Pa., playing four acts on a 
split week, will start with Loew's vau- 
deville Sept. 23. 

i i 
BurtiV Theatres at Auction. 

Auburn, N. Y., Sept. 18. 

To close the estate of the latcEdwin 
C. Burtis, Auburn millionaire, the en- 
tire Burtis holdings will be sold at 
public auction the latter part of the 
month. 

Two Auburn playhouses are included 
in the property, Burtis Grand and Cor- 
nell theatre. 

John N. Ross, head of,the Ross Real- 
ty Company of New York, is executor 
of the estate. 

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IN THE SERVICE 



[77m Department has been carried weekly in Variety since we declared war. 
It has noted a list of theatrical men in the Service that seldom ran less than] two 
columns, and more often much beyond that.] 



CASUALTIES. 

William F. Fountain, who died in ac- 
tion in France (A. E. F.) was the 
brother to Adeline Carr ("The Little 
Colleen"). 

Lou Goldberg was wounded in action 
in France, according to a cable re- 
ceived by his brother, Jack Goldberg, 
in New York. Another brother is Bert, 
also in vaudeville (booking and pro- 
ducing). The nature of Mr. Goldberg's 
injuries was not mentioned. 

Capt. James H. Morrison has been 
invalided home from Italy and will re- 
turn to "The 13th Chair" until suffi- 
ciently recovered to return to the front: 
Capt. Morrison came back from Italy, 
where he foughwon the Piave front and 
was decorated t>y the King of Italy. 
The^'Pth Chair" company, of which 
Capt. Morrison is a member, has 
pledged itself to give one benefit per- 
formance weekly this season while qn 
the road, for the Stage Women's War 
Relief. 

Cash Slippery, from the legitimate, 
was killed in action in France Aug. 26, 
shortly after he had arrived over there 
with the Eighth Canadian Battalion, 
called "The Little Black Devils." His 
home was in Rochester, N. Y. The 
Canadian War Office at Ottawa sent 
word there. In 1917 when playing in 
the west Mr.. Slippery applied for en- 
listment in the U. S. Army. Having but 
recently recovered at that time from 
pneumonia, he was rejected and two 
months after, while playing in Winni- 
peg, enlisted with. the Canadian Army. 
Mr Slippery left for France early in 
August last. 

Elmer L. Bedford (Liberty Four), 
Medical Corps, Camp Greenleaf, Ga. 

Joseph Rinehart (Mutual Films), or- 
dered to Camp Dix, N. J. 

James Hanley (song writer), with the 
A. E. F., promoted to lieutenant. 

H. R. Beatty (manager Proctor's 23rd 
St.) has joined the Canadian army. 

Cliff Hess (composer), ordered Sept. 
18 to Camp Upton, L. I. 

Diero, the accordionist, ordered 
Sept. 9 to Camp Gordon, Ga., rejected 
Scot. 14, flat feet. 

Clarence Hibbard (blackface come- 
dian), has joined the Merchant Mar- 
ine. 

Al. Hamilton (manager, Palace, S. 
Norwalk), ordered to the Radio School, 
Pelham Bay, N. Y. 

Hal Berg, Co. 7, Detention Camp, 
Camp Kearney, Cal. 

Frank Funda (Allan Francis), or- 
dered to Camp Gordon, Ga. 

Will Rockwell ("You're in Love"), 
Co. 18, Batl IS, Camp Greenleaf, Ga. 

R. G. Burnett ("Kinkaid Kilties"), at- 
tached to the R. A. M. C. 

Frank Davis (Jerome H. Remick 
forces), at Camp Syracuse, N. Y. 

M. N. Bunker, Hospital Train, No. 3, 
Newport News, Va. 

Jimmy Sheer (Sheer and Darling), 
Camp Greenleaf, Ga. 

Charles A. Bittighofer, Mine Sweep- 
ing Dtv., Tompkinsville, S. I. 

Joe Kennedy (La France and Ken- 
nedy), rejected, defective hearing. 

Palmer Hines has been inducted into 
the military Service, unassigned as yet. 

Bert Lewis (Lewis and Leopold), or- 
dered to Camp Grant, 111. 

E. Benmosche (Roland West Prodts.), 
Camp Jackson, S. C, appointed ser- 
geant. 

Salvatore Scalia (Doherty and 
Scalia), ordered to report at Camp 
Grant. 

Ray Dean (Ray and Emma Dean), or- 
dered to report to camp at Syracuse, 
N. Y. 

Martin R. Kennedy, Camp Jackson, 



Columbia, S. C, promoted to top ser- 
geant. 

Bert Rooney (picture juvenile has 
joined the army, and is in camp in the 
Pocono Mountains. 

Rube Benson, who went to Chicago 
with the "Hearts of the World," or- 
dered to Camp Devens. 

Chauncey Monroe, Field Artillery, 
transferred to the Officers' Training 
School, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Emil Smith, a dancer, was ordered to 
Camp Dix, N. J., for limited service. 
He had been rejected previously. 

Charles Leonard Fletcher sails short- 
ly for France as hut secretary to the 
Y. M. C A. 

William P. Connery, Jr., former man- 
ager of the Empire, Salem, Mass., 
gassed and a victim of trench fever, at 
a base hospital. ■. , 

Captain K. I. Conover, M. O., son of 
H. W. Conover, manager of the Im- 
perial, Montreal, 'is with the Forty 
Garry Horse. 

Lynn E. Miller (son of Harry Mil- 
ler, booking manager of the Acker- 
man-Harris tour), reported at Camp 
Grant. 

A. Juskowitz (manager, Columbia, 
Far Rockaway, L. I.) ordered to the 
Limited Service Training Camp, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

William Gaxton (right name Arthur 
Gaxiola) enlisted in the naval reserve 
some time ago and has been called to 
Pelham Bay. 

Paul Perry (cameraman and John 
Browne (assistant director( have left 
the Lasky west coast studio to take 
up war work. 

Jos. Hiller (Phila. representative, 
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder), ordered 
to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 
111. 

George Sheer (former moving picture 
agent and producer, and brother of 
William A. Sheer, has joined the army 
and is in camp at Fort Hancock, Ga. 

I. Halperin (formerly in Variety's 
Chicago office) has been ordered to 
the officers' training school, Camp 
Grant, Rockford, 111. 

Captain William Roddy, of the 301st 
Stevedores, now in France, is back 
with his company, after an extended 
furlough. 

Vance McManus. brother of Carrie 
McManus, of "Head Over Heels," is. in 
the navy, and is bandmaster of one 
of the bands at the station at Goat Isl- 
and, Cal. v 

Alfred F. Smith, 21st Co., 6th Train 
Batl., 157 Depot Brigade, Camp Gor- 
don, Ga., would like to hear from his 
brother, James J. Smith, who has been 
for some time in vaudeville (Smith and 
Kaufman). 

Rube Marquard, at present aboard a 
mine sweeper which docks at Sjaten 
Island, has been appointed to the en- 
signs engineering school at Stevens 
Institute. Marquard is a thorough 
mechanic and is also a steam engineer. 

Clarence Hibbard (known as "The 
Blackface Sunbeam" in minstrelsy) has 
enlisted in the Merchant Marine. (The 
Merchant Marine is under the direc- 
tion of the Coast Guard and is con- 
cerned with the transport service.) 

James Loughborough (formerly of 
the Metro's publicity corps), who went 
overseas with the 305th Infantry as a 
lieutenant, has been promoted to a 
captaincy. Loughborough was with 
Pershing's troops on their recent ad- 
vance on the Vesle river in France. 

L. M. O'Connor and Edward Mor- 
rison (Lasky camerman at Holly- 
wood) have completed a course at the 
•Schoolof Aero Photography in New 
York at Columbia and received com- 
missions in the photographic division 
of the army. 

Lieut. C. F. Mayer ("Chuck" Frank- 
lyn-Franklyn and Jones) has been 



VOLUNTEER CAMP SHOWS 



At Pelham Bay Naval Training Sta- 
tion, Sept. 11 (U. B. 0.): Gorman 
Brothers, Mason and Gwynn, Kirk- 
smith Sisters, Olsen and Johnson, Flor- 
ence Rayfield, Al and Fanny Stedman, 
Harry Breen, George Primrose Min- 
strels. 

Thomas Egan, General Director- of 
War Camp Entertainments, has organ- 
ized- a second Catholic Actors' Guild 
Unit which appeared for the first time 
at Fort Slocum, N. Y., Sept. 12, under 
the auspices of 4he K of C 

The men at the American Naval Sta- 
tion, Halifax, N. S., are making an ap- 
peal for entertainers to visit them on 
Sundays, particularly those who play 
the Strand, Halifax. A show was held 
at the station September 8 with Barlow 
and Flynn, Albert Peck and Joe Ma- 
guire. Acts wishing to give their ser- 
vices should, communicate with Joseph 
Daniels, American Naval Station, Hali- 
fax, N. S. 

At the Y; M. C. A. Hut, Montreal, 
Sept. 12 and 14: Diane and Rubini, John 
Nestor, Mr. and Mrs. O'Coare, Morton 
Bros. 



Under the auspices of the Navy and 
Marine Recreation Centre, Philadel- 
phia, of which David R. Sablosky,. for- 
mer manager of the Globe Theatre, is 
recreation aide, the soldiers and sailors 
stationed at the Navy Yard and other 
camps in the vicinity have been enter- 
tained nightly with vaudeville shows, 
all the artists playing the city giving 
their services. 

Under the auspices of the Stage 
Women's War Relief entertainments 
were held at the following places dur- 
ing the past week: 

U. S. S. Arizona, Sept. 13. Mrs. Wal- 
ter Vincent, Captain. 

Gas Defence, Astoria, Sept. 13. George 
Spink, Captain 1 . 

Reconstruction Hospital, Colonia, N. 
J., Sept. 15. Lucille La Verne, Captain. 

U. S. S. Arizona, Sept. 15. Alma Clay- 
burgh sang at Sunday service. 

Camp Dix, Sept. 16. Three-day tour 
of hospitals. Alma Clayburgh and 
Miriam Nielke. 

Mineola Hospital, Sept. 15. Mrs. 
Walter Vincent, Captain. 

Camp Raritan, N. J., Sept. 17. Mrs. 
Minnie McConnell, Captain. 

Army and Navy Club, Long Branch, 
Sept. 18. Beverly Sitgreaves and Tom 
Lewis. 

Under the auspices of the Stage 
Women's War Relief "Penrod" will be 
given at the Globe Theatre Sunday 
night, Sept 22, free for soldiers and 
sailors. Grace George will be chair- 
man of the occasion: 

At the U. S. Government Hospital, 
Washington, Sept 10: Edwin George, 
Jack + , Wyatt and Scotch Lads and 
Lassie*, Jimmy Lucas & Co. 

The following are expected to enter 
the Liberty Loan Drive in behalf of 
Pelham Bay Training Camp: Jimmy 
Mack (Mack and Mack), Dell Chain 
(Hufford and Chain), Violini, Brazil, 
Harry Partle, Johnny Golden and 
George Schlottleer, the two last being 
pianists. 

A. J> Parkin, a song leader who is 
visiting the Army and Navy training 
camps in the interest of the Committee 
on Training Camp Activities of Wash- 
ington, conducted the boys in singing 
at the Naval Air. Station, Cape May, 
N. J., Monday afternoon. These affairs 
will henceforth be held three times 
weekly. 

Raymond J. Fuller, machinist's mate, 
first class, and John Mahaffey, gunner's 
mate, third class, attached to the Naval 



Air Station, Cape May, N. J., will sing 
for the Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign 
in the Fourth District, which com- 
prises Philadelphia and vicinity. 

Following is the list of volunteers 
for the War Hospital Entertainment 
Association for the past week. 

U. S. Marine Hospital, Staten Island, 
N. Y., Sept. 12: Cony Barker, Byron 
and Vincent, Bettie Eldert, Lewis and 
Ives, Bert Hanlon, Prince and Butt 

U. S. Army Base Hospital, Camp 
Merritt, N. J., Sept. 12: Max Stanford, 
Baby Gladys, Dunnunger, Musette, 
Mack and Lynn, Rae Mann. 

U. S. A. Embarkation Hospital, No. 
3, Hoffman Island, Sept. 16: Wallace 
Bradley, Larry Meehan, Pelham Four 
— Weise, Levy, Feldman and Squires, 
Raymond Herman, Foy, Brazil and 
Adams, Jack Keller, Dell Chain, Wil- 
liam Ahearn, Downing and Violini, 
Mack and Lynn, Sidney Phillips, Jim- 
mie Fox and George Wulfing. The 
same bill being given intact on the 
same day at U. S.~ General Hospital, 
Fox Hills, S. I. 

Pelham Bay Training Station, N. Y., 
Sept. 16: Agnes Smith, Rae Mann, 
Baby Gladys, Betty Eldert, Mabel Bar- 
dino and Co., Musette, Jack and Dora 
Crisp, Willie Weston. 

U. S. Embarkation Hospital, No. 1, 
Hoboken, N. J., Sept. 17: Fern Hollis, 
Alfred Jackson Dates and Finley Helen 
Lederer, Nora Allen and Co., Madam 
Van de Zante, Mabel and Johnnie 
Dove. 

Aviation Field, Sept 18: Lillian 
Bradley, Halsey Mohr and May Fields, 
Victor Moore, Dunham and Edwards, 
Beatrice Kay, Sergeant Aylen, Ethel 
Broaker, Polly Moran. 



EMPET A PRIVATE IN TANK CORPS. 

Arthur Guy Empey is back in New 
York. Empey, who won his sergeantcy 
with the Canadian troops, was commis- 
sioned a captain in the U. S. army, but 
President Wilson a few days after re- 
voked the commission through a new 
ruling that had become effective. Em- 
pey, it was stated, cast reflection upon 
the newly drafted members of the army 
in a curtain speech in a Washington 
theatre. This Empey denied. 
Empey is going back to the trenches 
as a private in the U. S. Motor Tanks 
Corps. 

Empey and one of the motor tanks 
will take an active part in the forth- 
coming Liberty Loan "drive." 



PELHAM THEATRE HELD BACK. 

Plans for the theatre for the Pelham 
Bay Naval Training Station have not 
yet been decided on. The blue jackets 
cleaned up $40,000 with their show "Biff 
Bang" at the Century for the purpose, 
but the lowest estimate they have se- 
cured for the building of a theatre is 
$60,000. 

It is now being considered to build a 
stage with complete equipment at one 
end of the indoor drill building. Prac- 
tically the only work necessary would 
be from the proscenium arch back- 
wards, but that will cost $30,000. That 
plan has not been definitely accepted 
because of the possibility of bad 
acoustics. 



ANOTHER SAILORS' SHOW. 

Chicago, Sept. 18. 

Sailors of Great Lakes Training Sta- 
tion will stage another show, "The 
Great Lakes Revue." The book is by 
Dave Wolff and the lyrics by James 
O'Keefe, U. S. N. These are the 
authors of "Leave it to the Sailors," 
which recently played to a big success 
at Chicago. 

"The Great Lakes Revue" will be 
produced at the Auditorium Sept 30. 
for the benefit of the Navy Relief So- 
ciety and the hospital at Great Lakes. 



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VAUDEVILLE 






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"THE SKIRT" SAYS— 

(Speaking of Women— mostly) 



By THE SKIRT 



The Colonial may be short on 
audience, but it sure is long on orches- 
tra. That little band of men there 
are in Gass 1A. The opening act'this 
week, the De 'Marcos, finds the girl 
in a stunning polo riding suit con- 
sisting of white trousers and green 
coat. There was a soft felt hat and 
white stock. Now that Pearl Regay 
has found a place in vaudeville she can 
go much higher either alone or with 
another partner. Lester Sheehan isn't 
the foil for Miss Regay's acrobatic 
style of dancing. And also Miss Re- 
gay is already careless in her dress- 
ing. The green metallic cloth and 
mauve skirts hangs very badly, also 
the socks could be left to her smaller 
and thinner sisters. An old fashioned 
taffeta hooped dress looked gray in the 
amber light. Miss Regay's first dress 
"was of peacock blue chiffon bordered 
jn silver. The skirt had one pointed 
flounce! There was a belt of red and 
a large hat faced in pink. This girl 
will bear .watching. 

Marcus Loew deserves niche in the 
theatrical Hall of Fame for his latest 
achievement, the Metropolitan Thea- 
tre in the heart of Brooklyn. Larger 
than the Hippodrome, and many times 
more artistic, the' act must -be very 
poor not to go well in such sumptious 
surroundings., Anna Case, of concert 
fame, opened 1 " the lengthy program, 
swathed in peacock blue chiffon. The 
gown was ankle length and mad t e in 
long straight lines. Mollie King, also 
an added attraction, was most becom- 
ingly gowned in white chiffon. The 
skirt was long and tight, making one 
wonder how Miss King would dance. 
But an opening at the back was clever- 
ly done over an accordion plaited petti- 
coat. Narrow blue velvet ribbons 
bounded the hips and bell sleeves. Two 
young girls of pleasing appearance are 
the Brown Sisters, in the regular bill. 
They wore white cloth kilted skirts 
with middies of white jersey and polo 
caps with a huge pompom. The young 
woman of the Jos. E. Bernard sketch 
wore an evening frock of last year's 
vintage. You know, the pussy-taffeta 
with puffed hips. Anna Chandler was 
in the palest of mauve taffetas. The 
tight fitting bodice accentuated her 
waist line and the skirt was short and 
full with narrow ruchings of coral 
chiffon. She also had a poke bonnet 
and kerchief bag. 

Valeska Suratt, doing the Purple 
Poppie in the clothes of last- sea- 
son, headlines at the Palace this week. 
The chinchilla coat is still as gorgeous 
as of old with the velvet gown of pur- 
ple underneath. Miss Suratt looks 
very well even if a little stouter. 

Ruth Roye looked better after dis- 
carding an unbecoming hat. Her white 
lace dress had a drapery of mauve met- 
allic cloth with a short jacket trimmed 
in silver fox and faced in green. George 
White of the nimble feet has assem- 
bled a quartet " of beauties whose 
clothes border on the bizarre, but are 
costly. Dorothy St. Clair was in a 
silvery frock of mauve lined in navy 
blue. There were two front panels 
and a short cape. Lois Leigh wore 
short blue pants with a drapery of 
cerise. A large hat was trimmed high 
with osprey. Ethel Delmar wore Turk- 
ish trousers of white chiffon banded 
in pearls. Tot Qwalters looked very 
well in a gold satin affair made with 
long trousers and a short draped skirt. 
The facing was red with bands of 
black. A new idea in a short hooped 
skirt was carried out in mauve, hav- 
ing a double skirt. A short pale green 
frock was oddly made with long 
sleeves. A short red satin frock was 
the only ordinary costume in the 



White act. The black panne velvet of- 
fice frock had a steel apron. 

Hilda Wolfus (of Williams and Wol- 
fus) so thin it must hi *t, after dis- 
carding an eccentric fur dress appeared 
in a red velvet gown made indifferent- 
ly. A large cerise hat was faced in 
purple. For the cerise and purple com- 
bination we have Miss Suratt to thank, 
but Miss Suratt threw it into the dis- 
card many months ago. 

The Boyarr Troup in Russian danc- 
ing in native costume make us won- 
der will the end .of the war see • 
changes in that style of dress. If it 
does it will be one of the many things 
to be thankful lor. 



NO CHANGE IN TAX RULING. 

The ruling given out last week from 
the collector of internal revenue ("Big 
Bill" Edwards' office) presents no new 
phase in admissions taxes. The ruling 
was to the effect that all tickets sold 
but not presented at the door must 
be accounted for and the tax on them 
paid. 

This has been the procedure, the col- 
lector's office checking up from the 
house statements when necessary. The 
law states that the box office state- 
ment must include all tickets sold (also 
passes) and the total tax paid monthly, 
from the total box office statements. 

The ruling of last week applies to 
the sale of tickets for dances, balls 
and so forth. Some of. those affairs 
have not been accounting for tickets 
sold and not used and the collector 
seeks to bring forth the admission tax 
on the total. 



CIRCUS AT CAMPS. 

The United States Government has 
awarded the contract for putting on 
the big Liberty Circuit circus .to Perry 
& Gorman, circus promoters, of New 
York. It has long been the plan of 
the Bureau of Camp Theatrical Activ- 
ities to include a first-class circus in 
the list of attractions offered to the 
men in the various training camps. 
Among those already engaged are Cap- 
tain Schell and Lions, Drake's Ani- 
mal Circus, Flying Herberts, Jap- 
anese Novelty Circus, Smith's Dog 
Circus,, Beilp Family, and 16 other at- 
tractions. 

The circus will start late in October 
on a 16 week tour comprising the 32 
theatres on the Liberty Circuit. 

FAIRS DOING WELL 

Despite conditions, the fairs and 
especially those in the east have re- 
corded amazing attendance figures. 
Even the smaller of the county fairs 
this fall have fared exceptionally well. 

OKLAHOMA CITY SETTLED. 

The Oklahoma City theatrical stage 
labor matter has been cleaned up, with 
a wire received Tuesday by the New 
York I. A. T. S. E. executive that a 
satisfactory settlement was reached. 

Oklahoma City came in for its share 
of attention when the White Rats 
were having their strike troubles, O. 
C. for some weeks being the battle- 
ground of the Rats. 



Failed to Register. 

Lowell, Mass., Sept. 8. 
John J. May, an employee of Bar- 
num & Bailey Circus was arrested here 
for failure to register last Thursday. 
He is 35 years of age. 

This was the first arrest under the 
new registration law. 



NORFOLK'S LIBERTY THEATRE. 

Norfolk, Va., Sept. 18. 

The city has the distinction of pos- 
sessing the first Liberty Theatre within 
city confines and the house is the first 
one jointly designed for the exclusive 
entertainment of sailors and soldiers. 
The new house, an unused armory, 
opens tomorrow night with "Nothing 
But The Truth." Norfolk has 225,000 
men in camp and aboard, ships. Secre- 
tary Baker and Secretary Daniels ap- 
pealed to the "mayor to secure some 
building for the men's use. Admiral 
McLeary appeared before the city 
council and permission to use the ar- 
mory was granted. Fjve sailors were 
detailed to assist Edward M. McWil- 
liams (known in vaudeville as Jim Mc- 
Williams) to make the needed altera- 
tions. 

The new Liberty Theatre seats 3,000. 
There is a balcony and ample dressing 
rooms. It was remodeled at a total 
cost of $2,200. Donation of apparatus 
and material were made by merchants 
and others. Admission is 15-25c. 

Norfolk is both a military and naval 
base. t 



CARNIVAL WOMAN ACQUITTED. 

Paris, Ky., Sept. 18. 
After she had proved that she had 
been attacked by Neal Parker, of Paris, 
before she shot and killed him, Mrs. 
Pauline Fleeman, an attache of a car- 
nival company which showed at Paris, 
recently, was acquitted at her examin- 
ing trial before County Judge George 
Batterton. 



PLIMMER PICKS UP THREE. 

Walter J. Plimmer has added three 
houses to his book., his string now 
numbering' 19 in all (not counting the 
John H. McCarron houses. The addi- 
tions are the Olympic, Brooklyn ; Park, 
Utica, and Cataract, Niagara Falls. 

The Utica house was recently taken 
over by the Goldstein Brothers, of 
Springfield, who control five theatres 
in Massachusetts, supplied through the 
Loew office. The Park opens with the 
new booking next Monday, with 
Charles E. Faust (formerly manager "of 
Poli's, Waterbury, Conn.). The Olym- 
pic, Brooklyn, was formerly booked 
through the U. B. O. 

Mr. Plimmer is now also handling 
the Sunday concerts at the Olympic, 
New York, and the Holyoke Theatre, 
Holyoke, Mass., which plays stock dur- 
ing the week. 

SOUSA'S WEDDING MARCH. 

John Phillip Sousa has at last made 
it possible for the words "made in 
America" to be placed afttr the wed- 
ding march. The familiar Lohengrin 
tune is of German origin, so the band- 
master-composer has composed an 
"American Wedding March," which 
will be published shortly. 

Musical critics say that it surpasses 
the other two standard wedding 
marches in excellence. 



Another "Mutt k Jeff." 
Gus Hill is organizing a fifth "Mutt 
and Jeff" company, which opens at the 
Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, 
Oct. 14. 



STOCK IN WILSON. 

Chicago, Sept. 18. 
Mrs. Mitchell Licalzi, widow of the 
late manager of the Wilson Avenue 
theatre, after a conference with Wal- 
ter Buhl, acting manager of the house, 
decided on the policy of the house. 
For the present — until Christmas, at 
least — the house will continue playing 
stock, with Olive Templeton as the 
leading woman. 

May Ward's Own Camp Show. 

May Ward heads her own company, 
starting over the cantonments Sept. 
23, with the first date the Liberty, 
Camp Devens, Mass. 

The attraction is a musical comedy 
called "A Night on Broadway," the old 
Murray and Mack piece. There are 
to be twelve girls in the chorus with 
the cast in addition having Jack Jen- 
nings, Jack Collins, Al. Rogers, Joe 
Hillard, W. I. Clark, Ed. Emerson, Eli- 
nore Young, Josephine.. Saunders. 



ILL AND INJURED. 

Iden Payne was taken to the Flash- 
ing (L. I.) Hospital, Sept. 12 and oper- 
ated upon for appendicitis. He is re- 
covering. 

Bob Conkey (Dunroy^s Show World) 
is out of the. hospital, recovering from 
injuries sustained in an accident last 
week. 

George Davis is in Bellevue Hospital. 
New York, treated for injuries about 
the head. He was visiting friends on 
West 46th street and fell down stairs, 

Grace Sachs (Billy Watson's "Bee! 
Trust") was taken 111 on the way to 
Toronto last" week, and is now con- 
fined to her hotel in care of a physi- 
cian. r * • 

Kathryn McConnell (song and dance 
revue) is suffering from a nervous 
breakdown. She will be confined tp 
her home in New York, for at least a 
month. 

Mary Asquith, the play broker, ser- 
iously injured two years ago and con* 
fined to her home ever since, is now 
able to make occasional visits to her 
office. • 

Peggy Podols, private secretary to 
Charles Freeman (W. V. M. A) was 
run down by an automobile last Sat- 
urday. Both limbs were fractured. 
Miss Podols was taken to the West 
Suburban Hospital. 

Dixie Norton (Norton and M*lnotte) 
tripped over some steps last week, in- 
juring her ankle. The girls had to 
cancel the Majestic, Chicago, this 
week, returning to New York, awaiting 
Miss Norton's recovery. , 

John J. Collins is at the Knicker-'' 
bocker Hospital, 13|st street and An> 
sterdam avenue, with some severe 
bruises, but no bones broken, as a re- 
sult of an automobile accident Wed- 
nesday night last week. Mr. Collins, 
alone in his car, was driving along 
Central Park West. At 108th street, 
the steering gear broke, and the car 
ran against a lamp post Mr. Collins 
expects to leave the hospital within ' 
10 days, though the physicians are of 
the opinion he may be there longer. 

IN AND OUT. 

Colonial program, changes had Miss 
Merle and Co., and the- Kirkamith 
bisters out this week, with the De- 
macos replacing the former and Collins 
and Hart the latter. 

The Flemings could not open at the 
Orpheum, New Orleans, this week, 
through a Draft call. Pope and Una 
were impressed into the bill, booked 
from the Chicago office of the Orpheum 
Circuit. 

When Serg. Victor Gordon" was 
• fjWSJ? lea J e . the Arcade, Jackson- 
yille, bill last Friday, Miss Marshall, of 
Wayne and Marshall, filled in the va- 
cancy by doing a single turn. The dou- 
ble act also appeared on the same pro- 
gram. 

Dugan and Raymond did not open at 
the Ffth Ave., Thursday. One of the 
crates holding the act's prop auto 
was not off the sidewalk at 11 a. m. ' 
Dugan registered a complaint. Later 
in opening the crate he slammed the 
cover back, striking the property man 
in the leg, the latter letting nut a 
yell. Billy Quaid, who was.back stage, 
requested Dugan to be more careful 
and quiet. Dugan remarked he'd quit. 
Mr. Quaid agreed. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

Tyrone Power, 'The Little Brother." 

Forrest Wlnunt. "Some Night." 

Oeorge Harcourt, "Maytime." 

Joseph Crehan, Emerson Players, Lowell, 
Mass. 

Elmer Thompson, Empire Stock, Lowell, 
Mass. 

Yronne derrick, to Becman Players, Or- 
pheum Theatre, Montreal. 

Colin Campbell, "The Better 'Ole," at the 
Greenwich Theatre, by The Coburns. 

Ralph Bunker, by Weber & Anderson, (or 
the Ernest Trues part In "The Very Idas." 

Ann M'Donald, Herbert Ransome. Thomas 
Coffin Cooke, to support Bertha Kallon In "The 
Riddle Woman." 



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BURLESQUE 



FOLLIES OF THE DAY. 

Barney Gerard baa produced an entirely new 
"Follies of the Da?" for IMS, retaining the 
Btyle of last year's show, which was a de- 
parture from recognized burlesque offerings 
and along modern lines. 

"Folly's Going Up" is the title of the cur- 
rent piece, and as Its name suggests, It la a 
burleaque on a group of last year's Broadway 
successes. Last season Mr. Gerard chose tor 
his travesties a number of plays that bad been 
hits a number of eeaaons before, but "Polly a 
Going Up" brings bis burlesques more up to 
the minute. As In 1017, much Is dependent 
upon the comics for laughs rather than the 
travesties themselves. Harry Welsh, one of 
the slipperiest-footed men in burlesque baa 
succeeded George P. Murphy, and Is teamed 
with the elongated Chester Nelson, retained 
from lest season, as Is Gertrude Hayes, they 
being the three featured members. 

Three shows are travestied, "Polly with a 
Past," "Oolng Up" and "Chu Chin Chow.' As 
for the first named, Mlas Hayes is given the 
name of "Polly Ina Bayes," who la "sired by 
Belasco and blred by Cohan," but there la no 
attempt to burlesque the play Itself. Referring 
to "Oolng Up," several features of that suc- 
oeaa (still current In New York) are selected, 
and truest to the piece Itself Is the resdlng of 
telegrams while the supposed aerial race la on. 
However. Coban & Harris need not fear that 
any of their fun has been lifted. "Chu Cbin 
Chow" serves as an oriental scene, with a 
character In It called "Chew Cbow Chow.' 
This person. Miss Hayes, In the role of 
"Buratt," explains there are forty thieves 
with him and be la really known as "Hltchy 
Koo." 

The various scenes provided the avenue for 
fun by Nelson and Welsh. Nelson shades bis 
partner, carrying his rube characterization — 
which la a plppen — throughout. To him It 
seemed was given most of the meat In the 
way of lines, or else be worked In much of 
his own material. In a bit In "one" with 
Welah, when both were supposed to race in 
airplanes, he ventured "no airships for mine ; 
they are like poison; one drop And It's all 
over." His scheme of spelling potatoes with 
eight O's la a "darb." Nelson's extremely 
funny makeup led Welsh to say that he was 
"a maiden's last prayer." Tbe line Itself la 
▼err old, but so well worked up that the 
bouse had a big laugb. Welsb does Hebrew 
and gets much out of his peculiar way of 
sliding about the stage. The men make a 
corking comedy team and work unusually welt 
together. , . 

Tbe show Isn't strong In musical numbers 
nor voices. This fact Mr. Gerard certainly 
recognized, for In the second set about half 
way through there was Introduced a songstress 
In tbe person of Elsa May, wbo made no other 
appearance. She did well enough with an 
operatic number and "Smiles," the latter scor- 
ing. The vocal section was concentrated at 
this point for a male quartet, consisting of 
Welsh, Nelson, Sam Green, Tom Duffy, and 
Al Smith pushed over a hit Harmony was not 
trusted to, tbe comedy of the numbers doing 
the trick. However, Smith's yodellng counted 
for much, that being about the main straight 
song effort of tbe quintet. In addition, Smith 
handled a number of bits well. Nelson bandied 
a Bteel guitar Just before the show was over. 
He played at 11 o'clock Tuesday night, and 
had that specialty In whicb he was assisted 
by Duffy been on earlier. It might have gone 
over much stronger. Tbe latter portion of 
the show can stand speeding at that Two 
or more comedy bits could be separated, and 
one placed earlier, for tbe action was delayed. 
Another tblng that can stand shortening la the 
song efforts of Andy Harer. who sang no 
less than five old time melodies from the pit, 
that being bis contribution to the vocal sec- 
tion. Andy has a tenor voice, and not bad 
coming from a leader, but had he stopped after 
his third song he would have quit a biggor 
winner. 

Tbe production la of high grade, four full- 
stage Bets and two scenes in "one." Per- 
haps the most effective Interior Is "Peacock 
Alley," used for the finish. The lighting Is 
well carried out In a bright way. Costumes 
have not been overlooked and the choristers 
generally present a pleasing appearance. There 
Is no regular chorus number, sltbougb some 
of the girls have dance bits In one of Miss 
Hayes' songs, and several others have spe- 
cialties here and there. Among the latter are 
Mildred Laurie, Gertrude Baffin and Pauline 
Harer. The cast Includes Maybelle Courtney, 
she having little to do, and Del and Viola 
Duvall : the latter have several numbers and 
a specialty dunce. 

"Polly's Going Up" Is primarily a comedy 
show, and, as such, Is bound to draw thorn in. 
Tbe Columbia, Tuesday nfeht. was nearly a 
sell-out, which spenka well In lleht of tbo 
young sessonls early reports. Also, It's a 
lively Bbow. Everybody seems to do a wee 
bit of the "shimmy," and burlesque audtencoB 
' will never get eore at that Tbce. 



PARISIAN FLIRTS. 

Bo that the audience might understand why 
Charlie Robinson's "Parisian Flirts" carries 
a number of men presumably In the new draft 
age Robinson bad the following lines on his 
program when tbe show was at the Olympic 
last week : "Every male member of Parisian 
Flirt Co. has Oiled all obligations in respect 
to military service." 

Robinson's contribution to tbe American 
board this season Is a two-part affair, tbe first 
entitled "The Wild Lovers," and tbe second 
"The Island of Bull." Robinson appears dur- 
ing tbe periods In a monolog as a big, burly, 
overdressed tramp, and In thn last session 
working as the King of Booze Islnnd. Al. 
Itaytno Is still there, and on his shoulders Is 
placed much of the comedy byplay of the 
opening, with Raymo working as a "wop" 



throughout, his second half makeup being of 
the banditry type, which seemingly was more 
relished In the fun-making sense than his 
"bits" at the opening aa the hand-organ man 
with a man-sized monkey Imitated by Marlon 
Benson. 

In past seasons there bas always been an 
elements of the "raw" and the "blue" In a 
"Parisian Flirt" performance, and this year 
Is no exception. There are several that fairly 
sizzled In point of suggcstlveness, especially 
In the bathing beach bouse conversation. 

While Roblnaon has made efforts to Improve 
his show In more ways than one, tbe entire 
production could stand rearrangement In some 
of the departments that would greately 
strengthen it There Isn't a male voice and 
not a male who can dance or do anything 
beyond talk. Robinson did pretty well with 
his parodies in his monolog. 

Tbe chorus doesn't seem overworked, with a 
sort of Texas Tommy skip and pat that stood 
the girls In good stead throughout. The 
Olympic audience didn't applaud any of the 
ensemble numbers to any extent A double 
singing number by May Bernhardt and Jerry 
Flemmtng got the most 

Hal Droves aa a "tad" and then a wild and 
woolly bad man. did what be could with thank- 
less lines. Fred Slgel and Billy Clark bad 
little to do In so tar as comedy was con- 
cerned. Clark handling the "straight" without 
attempting anything that looked like a spe- 
cialty. That Jocko Impersonation was a chance 
for a monkey "bit" that was left untouched, 
perhaps due to Benson's unfamlllarlty with 
the characteristics of tbe street monk. 

The women are headed by Miss Bernhardt, 
with tbe show for several seasons, with her 
male characterizations given tbe usual atten- 
tion. Miss Bernhardt has personality and 
dominates the feminine end completely, with 
two others of tbe female principals having 
numbers that enabled them to show some new 
outfltB. These were Jerry Flemmlng, a pert, 
plump, vivacious soubrette, and Freda Lehr, a 
shapely principal, both with tbe Robinson 
forces last season. Among the newcomers Is 
Ha Hie Randolph, and she put forth every 
effort to make ber work stand out her voice 
holding Its own with It being stamped perhaps' 
the "voice" of tbe feminine row. 

Sixteen girls, with tbe broiler type predom- 
inating, loomed up most 'advantageously In 
tbe bathing suit number, with the varl-colored 
outfits at the last also making a nice "flash." 
The finale of the first part swung Into war- 
time tempo. 

Robinson's monolog showed up the lack of 
comedy In the first part, and there was a 
striking difference wBen be also got Into the 
principal dialog In tbe closing period. 

It's not a bad show, but it could be bright- 
ened, tbe girls given more work to do, tbe pink 
tight color scheme more varied, the men In- 
structed to take up tbe cues faster and soft 
pedal placed on several of the suggestive lines 
that are dirty In every phase of construction 
and Intent 

Scenlcally 'Tarlatan Flirts" measures up 
well and there Ib no pointed complaint against 
tbe costuming once tbe pink-legged Idea Isn't 
overdone. Mark. 



Y0UNGST0WN INJUNCTION. 

Youngstown, 0., Sept. 18. 

The Park Theatre, through its own- 
ers, Feiber & Shea, has secured a U. S. 
Circuit Court restraining order pre- 
venting the local authorities from in- 
terfering with the burlesque attrac- 
tions at that theatre. 

The mayor, elected on a reform 
ticket, last season objected to the 
American Wheel shows, stating at that 
time he thought Youngstown should 
have the Columbia Wheel attractions. 
Accordingly* Feiber & Shea arranged 
for the Columbia shows to appear at 
the Park this season, which they have 
done. Some days ago the mayor came 
out against the Park and its policy. 
Feiber & Shea, nettled and irritated, 
secured the injunction, which will be 
argued in Cleveland. 

It is not locally anticipated the mayor 
will press the proceedings. He is the 
only one in town as far as known 
who sees any reason why the Colum- 
bia shows should not play here. 



NEW BOOKING ARRANGEMENT. 

The American Burlesque Association 
has confirmed a booking arrangement 
whereby there is a readjustment of the 
time following the Monday and Tues- 
day engagement in Wheeling, W. Va. 

As now laid out the shows, play the 
opera house, Newcastle, Pa.; Wednes- 
day ; Lyceum, Beaver Falls, Pa., Thurs- 
day, and the Opera House, Canton, O., 
Friday and Saturday. 

The Casino, Chester, not ready at 
the opening of the new burlesque sea- 
son, is now playing its regularly sched- 
uled shows. 



DUNBARS QUIT SHOW. 

Turner and Dolly Dunbar are sever- 
ing connections with the "Million Dol- 
lar Dolls," with Charles Mac and a new 
soubrette replacing them. 



THE KAISER IN HELL 



By BERT MERKET 



The Devil one day called his imps, so they say, 

And proceeded to tell with elation, 

That his very Dear Friend from Berlin did intend 

To come for a little vacation. '» 

And he wanted each one to prepare for the Hon 

By devising some hellish reception, 

Such a i jabbing great holes into poor souls, % 

Or the practice of fiendish deception. 

When the Friend from Berlin was at last ushered in 

To the seat of Satanic Dominion, * 

There were waila and moans, unearthly tones, 

And the Devil expressed the opinion, 

That of all the "damned" plays he had staved in his dayt, 

This one was the cream of perfection, 

And he turned with delight to his Friend on his right; 

But the Friend bore an air of dejection. 

He said, "Listen, Sate, you can brag, you can prate 
Of being a 'hell of a fellow,' 

. You're a Master, I know, but you've ruined your show 
By exposing a broad atreak of 'yellow.' 
It's a pity, old dear, that I wasn't here 
To giye you some points on production, 
Such as cutting the tongue out of innocent young, 
Of rape and of hellish abduction." 

Then he went on to tell of his own little hell, •'* 

And of tortures that he had propounded; 
He laughed at the plight of the Belgians in flight, 
Till the Devil war truly astounded. 
He'd strut and he'd stalk, he would bellow and talk, 
With a. mien that was. far from retiring, 
Then blowing his nose and striking a pose, 
He uttered these words most inspiring — 

"I have given command to cut off the band 
Of every man's son that is captured, „ 

And to bayonet a child and then watch them piled 
In heaps, makes me truly enraptured. 
I grow wild with with delight at the gruesome sight 
Of bodies that are mutilated, 
It's one of my whims to cut off the limbs 
Of babies newly created. 

The Devil arose from his seat of repose, 

And he thanked the old butcher for calling; 

But the language he uaed and tbe way he abused 

His very dear Friend was appalling. 

He bent to the ground with a gesture profound— 

The imps started madly to scurry — 

He yelled, "You disgrace a respectable place, 

Get the hell out of here, in a hurry." 



WARBURTON, YONKERS, CLOSED. 

When the "ghost" fell down at the 
Warburton, Yonkers, N. Y., where bur- 
lesque stock was operating, the com- 
pany headed by Leo Stevens, comedian, 
balked at opening the Saturday night 
performance unless salaries were forth- 
coming. Stevens was paid $25 cash, 
with the promise of the balance after 
the first act. 

The curtain was held 25 minutes and 
when the players were ready to re- 
sume, the musicians had walked out. 
Efforts to locate the manager around 
the house failed. The audience becom- 
ing tired of the wait, went outside and 
demanded back its admission money. 
The girl in the ticket booth became 
excited and fainted. 



MARRIAGES. 

Beulah Booker (Paralta Pictures) to 
Kenneth O'Hara, Aviation Corps, in 
Los Angeles, last week. 

Carol Brown (Brownie Carroll) to 
Harry Winslow Conaut (non-profes- 
sional) at Rochester, N. Y, July 10. 

Helen Keane, chief telephone oper- 
ator at the Hippodrome to Edgar Kelly, 
Municipal Building, New York, Sept. 

Hazel Brennan, said to be a daughter 
of James Brennan, formerly of the 
Fuller-Brennan Vaudeville Circuit of 
Australia, and who appeared recently 
in musical comedy at the Alcazar, San 
Francisco, was married last week on 
the Coast to Frank Gondor, a New 
York business man. 



BIRTHS. 



HARRY DIXON'S BOAST. 

Henry Dixon, he of the gentle voice, 
was bragging along Broadway this 
week that when his revue lately played 
Boston, not a line was eliminated by 
the censors. That surprised even Hank 
himself. 

Mickey Levan, who was barred from 
Boston burlesque! last season, appeared 
with the show. 



BURLESQUE CHANGES. 

Danny Murphy, Mittie DeVere and 
Bessie Rosa joined the "Innocent 
Maids" this week. , 

Marty Collins with the "Jolly Girls," 
replacing Ben Dobson. 

Charles Van Austen has left "Cheer 
Up America," with Leo Hayes assum- 



Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fitzgibbon, at 
their home in New York, Sept. 7, son. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cavanaugh (Ruth 
Tompkins) at their home in Cleveland, 
Sept. 14, daughter. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Mack, at their 
home in Cleveland, Sept 3, daughter. 
The mother is professionally known as 
Mildred Dean. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. McNorton 
(Cecil and Mac) at their home in San 
Diego, Cal., Aug. 24, son. Cecil and 
Mac were in vaudeville. Joseph Mc- 
Norton, a brother, formerly in the act, 
is now with the 301st Regiment in 
France. 



Production 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

Ernest Marini and Dorothy Smoller, 
dancers, added to "Head Over Heels" at 
the Cohan, Sept. 13. 



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Vol. LH. ct^gfc No. 4 

Walter J. Plimmer is booking Harry 
Traub's Olympic, Brooklyn, playing six 
acts. 

~Joe Willard ("Alabama Coon") has 
changed his name to Joe Worth. 

The Cohen theatres at Newburgh 
and Poughkeepsie, N. Y., are playing 
five acts on a split week. 

Max L. Rich, professional manager 
of the Douglas-Newman company, has 
joined the professional staff of Stern's. 

The Frairs gave a dinner to Jack Lait 
lastjpnight (Thursday) at the Monas- 
tery. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Laurie have loaded 
their new son with the name of Joseph 
Bryant Hughes Laurie. 

The Central Theatre at 47th and 
Broadway is being managed by Walter 
Rowland. The box office is in charge 
of women. 

On Yom Kippur Al. Jolson bet $12,- 
000 on a horse at 2-1 and cashed. He 
is said to be some $70,000 ahead of the 
ponies since last summer. 

Stock companies in the camps, where 
the latter are in isolated sections, will 
be taken charge of by George Sargent 
in the west and Harry Locch in the 
east. 

The Stage Women'* War Relief, 366 
Fifth avenue, New York, is seeking 
Margaret Carrie Allen, or Carrie Mar- 
garet Allen, a dancer. They have news 
of interest for her from France. 

Meryl Prince and Girls were obliged 
to open at Loew's, Montreal, last Mon- 
day in their street clothes, their trunks 
..being delayed between Buffalo and 
Montreal. 

"The Man They Left Behind" is the 

title of a new drama presented for the 
first time on Monday night in New 
Haven. Arthur C. Howard is sponsor 
for it. 

A trunk belonging to Pauline Price 
was taken from the basement of the 
Irvington Hall Apartments, 355 W. 51st 
street, New Work, by mistake. The 
person having it may address Miss 
Price, in care of Vabiety, New York. 

Mr. Fradkin (Fradkin and Jean Tell) 
corrects the report of his appointment 
as conductor Qf the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra to that of having been com- 
missioned concert-master of the or- 
ganization. 

The Colonial, Erie, Pa., booked by the 
United Booking Offices, is the only 
house now there playing regular vaude- 
ville. The Majestic, last season booked 
through the Loew Circuit, has taken 
up another policy. 

Louis K. Sidney, who has managed 
the Jamaica Theatre for William Fpx_ 



since it opened, has resigned. Sidney, 
if he quits the Jamaica post, may go 
with one of Fox's other theatrical in- 
terests. 

Charles E. Chapin, managing editor 
of the Evening World, who on Monday 
afternoon killed his wife, was oncein 
vaudeville, doing a turn with his wife. 
His first newspaper work was with the 
Chicago Tribune some 30 years ago. 

Frank Gorringe, for many years a 
partner in Daw's Steamship Agency of 
Green street, Leicester square, London, 
has taken over the business. The new 
title of the firm will be Gorringe's 
Shipping and American News Agency. 

The Owl, Lowell, Mass., under the 
management of R. S. Averill, which 
opened the season with .pictures, has 
changed its policy to split week vaude- 
ville. The Eastern Amusement Co. will 
do the booking. 

Carlotta Monterey, featured several 
seasons ago on the road in "The Bird 
of Paradise" and then retired, has 're- 
turned to the stage. She is appearing 
in "Mr. Barnum, playing the role of 
the jealous circus rider. 

Lester Soger, formerly assistant 
treasurer at the Winter Garden, until 
he lost a leg in a Brooklyn "L acci- 
dent, is now treasurer of the Bijou,, 
replacing Herman Light. who is in the 
Navy. 

The Treasury Dept. has sent out a 
notice warning Liberty Bond holders 
against exchanging their bonds for 
stocks and bonds of various "wildcat" 
corporations, with face value larger, 
but whose actual value is little or noth- 
ing. 

The reports that Octavie Belley who 
sings in "Peddlers Three" at the Cort 
under the name of Tavie Beige is of 
German nationality is dented by Pierre 
Mati, the Belgian Consul, who states 
. he knew the young woman and her 
parents in Belgium. 

The San Francisco union matters 
with the theatres was settled with the 
men agreeing to 56 hours weekly in- 
stead of the former 48, while the man- 
agers raised wages to $45, with de- 
partmental heads securing a propor- 
tionate advance. 

On one of the midnight roof gardens 
the other evening while some come- 
dians were on the floor, a man in the 
audience called out, "Whyare you not 
in uniform?" It caused some commo- 
tion and the disturber, together with 
a friend, were ejected. 

"A Daughter of the Sun," which 
Ralph Kettering wrote and which 
toured the erstwhile International Cir- 
cuit, has -been put together for an in- 
dependent road tour, eastern bookings 
now being made by the western men 
sponsoring the show. 

Thomas Whalen, a deputy license in- 
spector during the Mitchel regime, and 
retained in the Commissioner of Li- 
censes' office under the new city ad- 
ministration, is looking up the theat- 
rical offices around Times square for 
the new commissioner. 

Another new war aong is coming di- 
rect from the trenches. It is called 
"Chateau Thierry," by William A. Wil- 
ander, Brooklyn, who was with the 
U. S. troops when they captured that 
point. It's a typical war song, with 
an "on to Berlin 1 * lyrical phrasing. 

Mrs. Bert Levy is awaiting passports 
prior to sailing for England to be at 
the grave of her son, recently killed 
while a member of the Royal Flying 
Corps. The Privvy Councillor of the 
King of England has written Mr. 
(Bert) and Mrs. Levy regarding their 
boy . - 



The Princes*, San* Antonio, playing 
vaudeville for five years past, booked 
by the Interstate Circuit, is now play- 
ing musical comedy stock with a Wool- 
folk company of 32 people engaged for 
13 weeks. The Interstate is booking 
only its own house, Majestic, at pres- 
ent. 

Harold Williams, who has been a 
general organizer on the executive 

* staff of the I. A. T. S. E. for some 
months past, has resigned, with no suc- 
cessor yet appointed. Williams, prior 
to taking up the organizing iob was 
one of the executives of local 310, N. 
Y. M. P. Q. ... 

The Ballet Claasique" people are re- 
ported to have been . left in the mid- 
dle west Sept. 7 without salary or 
transportation, through the manager 
departing without notice. The act was 
engaged to play fairs- for four weeks 
at $700 weekly. He left on the last 
day of the fourth week. There were 
10 in the act. 

At a recent meeting of the Play- 
wright's Club the following officers 
were elected : Robert Stoddard, presi- 
dent; Gustav Slum, director of the 
East-West Player*, first vice-presi- 
dent; Tadema Bussiere, second vice- 
president; Leo Siedman, secretary- 
treasurer; Miss E. Feme Hague, re- 
cording secretary; Robert L. Beecher, 
general press representative. 

Mr*. Basil Clarice, known as the 
"modern Paul Revere," is now oh the 
staff of speakers connected with the 
Commission on Training Camp Activi- 
ties. The speakers are under the 
direction of D. W. Travers, the com- 
mission's publicity head. Mrs. Clarke 
recently returned from Belgium, where 
her husband's property had long ago 
been confiscated by the Huns. 

"Tell That totthe Marines" was orig- 
inally a war picture slogan used by 
James Montgomery Flagg in painting a 
poster designed to boom marine re- 
cruiting, but it has now reached the 
stage, with a production underlined by 
Adolf Philipp for the new season at 
the Yorkville. Philipp and Edward 
A. Paulton have collaborated upon the 
"Marine" show which will be produced 
next month. 

Frank Whitbeck, manager of Poli's, 
Scranton, Pa., has resigned, having 
been appointed a Y. M. C. A. hut sec- 
retary going to France. He will be 
replaced at Scranton by John Mc- 
Carthy of the Plaza, Bridgeport, also 
a Poll theatre, while Mr. McCarthy's 
brother, James, now assistant manager 
of Poli's in Bridgeport, will move over 
to take charge of the Plaza. (Alonzo 
wanted to bet that that would be mixed 
up when it came out in type.) 

Bertha Kalich and her company, 
through the courtesy of Oliver Moros- 
co, wilLgive a full dress rehearsal of 
the Charlotte E. Wells-Dorothy Don- 
nelly drama, "The Riddle Woman," on 
the stage of the Morosco to-day (Fri- 
day). The complete cast includes 
Robert Edeson, A. E. Anson, Albert 
Bruning, Ann MacDonald, Frances 
Carson, Beatrice Allen, Beatrice Miller, 
Betty Bouton and Herbert Ransome. 
^Next week, this attraction will be pre- 
sented by George Mooser at the 
Belasco Theatre, Washington, and on 
Oct. 8, the New York engagement will 
begin. 

A former American soldier, Corporal 
Bittner, is no longer with the William 
Shilling act, "On the Western Front," 
Bittner having twice failed to appear 
for performances, once while the act 
was playing Baltimore and again when 
the turn reached Washington, with 
Shilling forced to substitute another 
man. Bittner is not an actor, but Shill- 
ing in framing the offering engaged 
a number of real soldiers* 



VOLUNTEERS 1 
OVER THERE! 

Varibtt Will Maintain a Permanent 
List of Artists Who Have Gone 
Overseas as Members of America's 
Over There Theatre League Units 
to Entertain the American Expe- 
ditionary Forces In France. Ad- 
ditions to the List Will Be Made 
After Each Succeeding Unit Sails. 

The Name of Teams are Printed 
First, Followed by Individuals in 
.Alphabetical Order. 

Recent Departures Are Indicated by 
* After Names. 



IRENE FRANKLIN and 
BURTON GREEN 
WILL CRESSY and 
BLANCHE DAYNE 
TONY HUNTING and 
COR1NNE FRANCES 
JAMES F. KELLY and 
EMMA POLLOCK 
HORACE WRIGHT and 
RENE DIETRICH 
JOHNNY CANTWELL and 
RETA WALKER 
HENRY MARCUS and 
ERMIEN WH1TELL • 
MARY McFARLANCfand 
MARIE McFARLAND 
MABELLE ADAMS* 
HARRY ADLER 
MAUDE ALLEN* 
NELLA ALLEN 
ALFRED ARMAND 
LUCIE BABCOCK* 
VERABARSTOW* 
GEORGE BOTSFORD 
ELIZABETH BRICE 
MARY CAMERON* 
LOUISE CARLYLE 
BESSIE CARRETT 
HOWARD T. COLLINS 
JACK COOK 
KATE CONDON 
HELENE DAVIS 
DOROTHY DONNELLY* 
LEO DONNELLY 
MILDRED EVANS* 
AMPER1TO FARRAR 
MRS* FARRAR 
MADELINE GLYNN 
HELEN GOFF 
WILLIAM GOULD 
THOMAS J. GRAY 
GILBERT GREGORY 
GRACE HENRY* 
AMY HORTON 
WILL J. KENNEDY 
DAVID LERNER 
DANIEL C. McIVOR 

lida McMillan* 
edward marshall 

MARGARET MAYO 
LOIS MEREDITH 
GEORGE AUSTIN MOORE 
WILL MORRISSEY 
PATRICIA O'CONNOR* 
HAL PEARSON 
PAULA SHERMAN 
BERT SNOW* 
HENRY SOUVAINE 
RAYMOND WALKER 
INEZ WILSON 



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Samuel Shipman bought two seats 
for Monday night's performance of 
"Friendly Enemies," which he wrote 
with Aaron Hoffman, Dave; Newman 
the ticket broker charging the writer 
the regular price of $4 per ticket. New- 
man was surprised when Shipman 
"kicked in" at the heavy premium and 
remarked that Samuel was his idea of a 
"real author." Shipman said he could 
have obtained two seats from Martin 
Herman, but that he wanted to give 
the "boys" a chance, meaning the 
"specs." Sammy's generosity was su- 
perinduced through having been taught 
"stud poker" last Saturday night. It 
cost his tutors $300 to teach Sammy 
the game, he picked it up so fast. Here- 
after, says Mr. Shipman, playwrighting 
will be his sideline. 



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TRAVELING STOCK COMPANIES 
FORMING FOR WESTERN CAMPS 

Harry Lorch Appointed Stock Supervisor. Far Western 

Camps Need Continuous Entertainment. Stocks Will 

Remain Three or Four Weeks at Each Stand. 

Camp Lewis Charging $1 Top, •• 

High Camp Scale. Doing 

Around $1 ,400 Nightly. 



Plans for the extension of stock com- 
panies in the more widely separated 
cantonments are being made. Three or 
four stocks will be added to the num- 
ber already playing. 

Harry Lorsch (formerly press agent 
for the Butterfield (Michigan) circuit, 
and recently manager of the Liberty 
Theatre, Camp Pike) has been appoint- 
ed stock supervisor. He has started on 
a tour of the central and western camps 
to look over the situation. Mr. Lorsch 
will be permanently located at the New 
York office of the Commission on 
Training Camp Activities, and will 
work in conjunction with George H. 
Sergeant. The latter is on the coast 
and is handling the stock now running 
at Camps Kearney, Fremont, Cody and 
Lewis. At the latter cantonment legiti- 
mate r>nd vaudeville are being played. 
Attractions recently playing Camp 
Lewis have enjoyed excellent business, 
getting around $1,400 nightly a* $1 top, 
the biggest scale of any of the Liberty 
Theatres. 

The far western camps have sufterejj 
from the difficulty of supplying con- 
tinuous attractions, mostly because of 
prohibitive railroad jumps. Occasional 
shows are obtainable on the way to 
and from the coast, but not in a suf- 
ficient quantity satisfactory to the 
Commission. 

One of the larger booking offices re- 
cently offered no less than/ 15 attrac- 
tions for one of the camps, but no ac- 
tion was taken because of the stock 
plans. The present plan calls for al- 
ternating the stocks, forming a sort of 
circuit, each company remaining three 
or four weeks in one camp. 

BARNES SHUBERT CASE. 

The early part of October has been 
set for the T. Roy Barnes-Shubert 
Theatrical Company trial, in which the 
former is suing the Shuberts for $2,900 
damages for breach of contract. 

On or about Sept. 12, 1917, Barnes 
alleges, through his attorney, Nathan 
Burkan, he entered into contract with 
the producing firm, whereby he was to 
assume the leading comedian role in 
"Oh Justine I" The contract stipulated 
Barnes was to get $550 weekly for the 
first 12 weeks and $600 a week there- 
after during the show's run. Another 
clause guaranteed the plaintiff that he 
would be kept working 15 consecutive 
weeks. 

Barnes alleges that the letter of the 
contract was not entirely, lived up to 
and estimates the damages caused him 
to the extent of $2,900. 

CHICAGO SCALPING B AD. .. 
Chicago, Sept. 18. 

The scalping situation in Chicago is 
about on_ a par with the political 
situation in Russia. 

When the city legislated the separa- 
tion of the theatres and the scalpers, 
some of the former, with a view to 
holding their important hotel trade, 
raised prices to enable them to pay 
the brokers a commission on sales. 

Something has gone wrong with the 
hotel trade. The scalpers arc said to 
be selling one-third as many tickets 
as they sold at this time last year, and 
business growing worse all the time. 
This in spite of the fact that Chicago 
now has 12 attractions of high aver- 



age quality as against eight for this 
time last year. 

One of the most active scalpers in 
town, who last season sold an average 
of 20 tickets each for Saturday nights 
for standard attractions, did not sell 
a single ticket last Saturday for one 
of the most popular attractions in 
Chicago. • 



LYRIC ON RENTAL. « 

"The Unknown Purple," which 
opened at the Lyric, Saturday night 
last, was heavily "bought" by the tic- 
ket agencies, who loked on the show 
as sure to get over. 

Roland West has taken the house on 
a rental basis, extending for six weeks. 
At the end of the period, if the show 
is deemed a success, a somewhat dif- 
ferent rental arrangement is called for. 
This limits the Shuberts' interest in 
the percentage, it being stipulated the 
house share shall not exceed a fixed 
sum. 



SHOW WITH ONE SET. 

Max Spiegel entering further into 
the legitimate field is making his first 
production. This is a new musical play 
aimed for $2 but to be first sent on the 
road. It will carry but one scene. This 
is of rather costly nature, of satin 
hangings, P. Dodd Ackerman having 
designed the "set" especially with the 
road purposes in mind. The entire 
production can be carried in three or 
four 12-foot- crates and half a dozen 
trunks and in a pinch can be easily 
checked if a baggage car is not avail- 
able. 

Last season Mr. Spiegel purchased . 
"Furs and Frills," sent out on tour with 
Richard Carle, the piece coming in with 
a loss. This season the attraction has 
been making money. The first week 
out netted a profit of $2,600. Carle is 
still with the show. 

•OH, YES." 

The title for the newTrindess mus- 
ical play, writen by the trio, Bolton, 
Kern and Wodehouse, is "Oh, Yes. 
Eliott, Comstock & Gest want to re- 
tain the first word of their last two 
Princess successes, "Oh, Boy" and "Oh, 
Lady, Lady." 

The new play which has Joseph 
Santley heading the cast, is due to" open 
Sept 30. This breaks the firm's usual . 
procedure of keeping the other Prin- 
-cess plays out on the road four or five 
weeks before bringing them to Broad- 
way. 



CALLAN IN LEWISTON. 

Lewiston, Me., Sept. 18. 

Jeff Callan, very popular here, re- 
turns to the city as manager of the 
Music Hall, for the United Theatre Co., 
a corporation holding important men 
in its directorate and with several the- 
atrical 1 interests. George I. Appleby is 
to have charge of the concern's local 
Strand. 

The music hall will play vaudeville 
and probably pictures. -Mr. Callan's 
popularity and experience caused his 
recall. He was in charge of the same 
house years ago when the Keith people 
operated it. Lately Mr. Callan has been 
a Keith manager in New York City. 

"Man With Club Foot," Spy Drama. 

London, Sept. 18. 

Grossmith & Laurillard will shortly 
put into rehearsal "The Man With a 
Club Foot," a spy drama by Valentine 
Williams, who, before the war, was the 
Daily Mail correspondent in Berlin 
and is now a lieutenant in the Irish 
Guards. 

The leads will be played by Arthur 
Bourchier and Alice Crawford, the lat- 
ter the author's wife. 



"Purple Mask" Transferred.. 

London, Sept. 18. 
"The Purple Mask" was transferred 
from the Lyric to Prince's, Monday 
night, making way for Doris Keane's 
production of "Roxana," which opens 
tonight, after a successful trial at East- 
bourne. 



Gladys Cooper's Holiday Over. 

London, Sept. 18. 
Gladys Cooper has resumed her role 
in "The Naughy Wife" at the Play- 
house after a holiday. • 



"ONE OF US" MOVING. 

"Maytime" is to be allotted still an- 
other house, according to plans early 
this week, which called for it changing 
places with "One of Us." 

The Jack Lait comedy is due to go 
into the Broadhurst and "Maytime," 
Hearing the end of its run (but still 
netting a profit) is to enter the Bijou. 

If the change is made it will have 
been the seventh Broadway movement 
for "Maytime* 



SHOWS IN PHILLT. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 18. 

The legitimate houses offered a 
rather poor assortment of attractions 
for the Yom Kippur season with only 
one new opening. This was the com- 
edy, "Not With My Money," at the 
Broad with Lucile Watson and William 
Morris featured It carries the atmo- 
mosphere of a "Get Rich Quick Wal- 
lingford," but does not contain the snap 
and vigor of the George M. Cohan 
piece. It has been well put together 
and with the exception of a draggy 
first act is rather pleasing entertain- 
ment. The piece is by Edward Clark, 
who found his inspiration in a story 
called "Face Value," by Edgar S. 
Franklin. - It was received with warm 
admiration by a small audience Mon- 
day night. The prospects for a stay of 
any length are not bright, though there 
is no announcement of anything to 
follow. 

Charlotte Walker in "Nancy Lee" re- 
mains at the Garrick where the piece 
is drawing fair business and winning 
praise, particularly through the indi- 
vidual work of the star. 

The rather sudden withdrawal -of. 
"The Girl Behind The Gun" left the 
Forrest without a regular attraction 
booked, and "Hearts of the World," 
which has had two long runs at the 
Garrick, was brought' in to keep the 
house open. "The Girl Behind The 
Gun" was booked for three weeks, but 
did not draw up to expectations. The 
picture had a big house Monday night 
for a repeater. "Gloriana" is an- 
nounced for Sept. 23. 

"CHu Chin Chow" is still getting all 
the big money in the Shubcrt houses. 
The production is now in its third 
week and playing around $25,000. It 
is here three weeks more. "Leave It 
To Jane" is drawing only fair business 
.at the Chestnut Street Opera House. 
"Business Before Pleasure" is drawing 
good business at the Lyric in its third 
week, and "The Blue Pearl" is still at 
the Adelphi, where it is attracting only 
mild attention. ' 

Business at the Casino and Troca- 
dero playing burlesque continues to 
hold up to the big returns enjoyed 
since the opening of the season. 

"Stop That Man" Started. 

The Shuberts have started rehearsals 
on the new farce written by George 
V.- Hobart. The title of the piece is 
"Stop That Man." 

The play is to feature Edwin Nicander 
and in the cast als.o is Consuelo Bailey. 



"WOUNDED FUND" BY ITSELF. 

Because of the large amount of its 
own work that the Actors' Equity As« 
sociation has on its hands, it has been 
decided to vest the executive power of 
"Our Wounded Actors' Fund" in a dis- 
tinct organization. The Council of the 
A. E. A., through Mr. Gillmore, the 
executive secretary, will further the 
growth of the fund. It is expected the 
"Our Wounded Actors' Fund" will *oon 
rent its own offices. An executive 
committee has been elected. Daniel 
Frohman, president of the Actors' 
Fund of America, will represent that 
organization on the committee. Fanny 
Cannon has also agreed to act as rep- 
resentative for the Stage Women's 
War Relief. 

Thus far, three $1,000 contributions 
have been received from George Arliss, 
the chairman and founder of the "Our 
Wounded Actors' Fund," and two other 
actors who choose to remain anony- 
mous. Smaller amounts are daily 
coming in. It is hoped that the fund 
will be in real working order by next 
week. Tuesday at a meeting* of the 
A. E. A. it was decided all members, 
male and female, doing war work, en- 
tailing financial sacrifice, shall be ex- 
empt from paying dues. » Members 
serving on committee or relief organi- 
zations such as -the Y. M. -C. A., Red 
Cross,- Knights of Columbus and kind- 
red societies, will be put on the free 
list or have his dues refunded, on ap- 
plication. 



JANE COWL IN NEW ROLE. * 

Washington, D. C/Sept. 18. 

"Information Please," Jane Cowl's 
new play, is, one of the most entertain- 
ing seeri"in a long time. It should have 
a most successful run in New York. • 
The reception accorded the star and 
the piece Monday night was enthusi- 
astic. 

Proving herself a delightful come- 
dienne, Miss Cowl has gotten away en- 
tirely from the line with which she has 
become identified and her handling of 
"Lady Betty Desmond" wjll win the 
approval of the matinee girls as well 
as their more critical elders. The story 
has to do with a young matron, who 
believes that to carry on a flirtation 
with a callow youth, even so far as a 
trip to Europe with him, will arouse a 
little demonstration of affection from 
her husband. 

The play is filled with delightfully 
clever and witty lines and Miss Cowl s 
portrait of an erratic, petulant and # ex- 
tremely fascinating young wife is a 
study in joyousness and irresistible 
feminine inconsistency. 

The company is excellent. Henry 
Stephensen as'the object of the young 
wife's flirtation- who is just as willing 
to take the trip to Europe as he is to 
act the art of" peacemaker between 
husband and wife, gave Miss Cowl a 
close run for first honors in the role 
of the amiable British roue. Orme 
Caldara, although a little "shaky" as 
yet as the husband will, no doubt, give 
a regular performance when he be- 
comes thoroughly familiar. As a 
drunken reporter, Malcolm Duncan 
contributed a fine piece of character 
acting that received its full share of 
the approval. Smaller roles are par- 
ticularly well played by Alan Brooks, 
of vaudeville, Blanche Yurka, Robert 
Bcndal, Viola Compton and Helen 
Salinger. 

The play is a Selwyn & Co. pro- 
duction. 

Arden and Gillingwater in Cast. 

Edwin Arden and Claude Gilling- 
water have been engaged by Smith & 
Golden for their forthcoming produc- 
tion of "Three Wise Men." opening 
New York next month. The cast is 
not yet complete. 

It will be the fourth production of 
this firm now playing, the others being 
two companies of "Turn to the Right 
on the road and their current success, 
"Lightnin"' at the Gaiety. 



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FOUR NEW YORK HOUSES DARK 
DESPITE RUSH OF NEW PLAYS 

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New Season Starts with Deluge of New Pieces, But the 
. "Unexpected Happens" and Quartette of Playhouses 
Are Closed— "Cut Rate" Booths Have 
Long List of Shows. 



A quartet of Broadway houses are 
due for darkness although they were 
tenanted with shows at the start of 
the new season. 

The Plymouth is dark, "A Very Good 
Young Man" having suddenly with- 
drawn last Saturday. The Longacre 
is also without an attraction, awaiting 
a decision regarding "Nothing But 
Lies." 

"Crops and Croppers" will stop at 
the Belmont Saturday due to the ill- 
ness of B. Iden Payne, who was oper- 
ated on at the Flushing Hospital the 
night of the premiere and who was 
resting badly Wednesday. There were 
a number of alterations to be made by 
Mr. Payne and while the show was 
considered a good comedy, it is "cold" 
through the director's illness. His 
season will go on at the Belmont how- 
ever, upon recovery. 

"Jonathan Makes A Wish" will bow 
out of the Princess, the stopping time 
being Saturday. The house will re- 
main dark until the Santley show- ar- 
rives ("Oh, Yes"). There are a num- 
ber of attractions tottering and will 
be replaced as quickly as successors 
are ready. "Mr. Barnum" is due to 
stop at the Criterion, its short season 
drawing surprise because of Tom 
Wise's appearance in it. 

Eighteen attractions are listed in the 
cut rates, four, however, only sending 
balcony seats there. After 7.30 nightly 
seats for some of the bigger attrac- 
tions are obtainable in quantity, most 
of that class of tickets being dumped 
in by ticket brokers w"ho are left with 
an unsold "buy." 

"Three Faces East" has jumped up 
as one of the season's big things and 
is now beating "Lightnin'" and run- 
ning second only to "Friendly t Ene- 
mies." 

The list of attractions in cut rates 
is: "She Walked in Her Sleep," "For- 
ever After," "The Woman on the In- 
dex," "Sinbad." "Penrod," "Where Pop- 
pies Bloom," "Over There," "May time," 
"One of Us," "Someone in the House," 
"Mr. Barnum," "Jonathan Makes a 
Wish," "Watch Your Neighbor," 
"Crops and Croppers," and "Some 
Night." 

Balcony seats are available for "The 
Walk-Off s-," "Under Orders" and "An- 
other Man's Shoes." 



BOTH RUSSELLS RECRUITING. 

Col. Lillian Russell, U.S. M. C, and 
her daughter, Dorothy, are expected in 
New York this week to continue their 
recruiting work, Miss Russell working 
for the Marines, and Dorothy for the 
Sailors. 

Col. Russell starts her vaudeville 
tour Oct. 14 at Keith's, Washington. 

"SOMETIME" CHANGES. 

Ed. Wynn is replacing Herbert Cor- 
thell in Arthur- Hammerstein's "Some- 
time." Wynn is under contract with 
the Shuberts, but the play planned for 
was considered undesirable and as the 
cemedian was under a play or pay con- 
tract the arrangement was readily 
made. 

Other changes in the. cast of '"Some- 
time" have been made, including the 
entry of Dorothy Bigelow, a society 
girl, who takes the place of Audrey 
Maple, while Harrison Brockbank has 
replaced George Rosener. 

"Sometime" is aimed to go into the 



Astor Sept. 30, but the date is not set 
as the piece may play another,, short 
out-of-town engagement. 

If the Hammerstein show goes into 
the Astor, "Keep Her Smiling 5 ' will be 
moved to another Shubert house, the 
Drew comedy continuing to play to 
good^business. 

SHOWS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 18. 

Show business look an abrupt and 
decided tumble this week. Wit'i a 
number of New York's sure-fire hits 
of last season in town, the theatre- 
going public did not flock boxoffice- 
ward. The reason for this was the 
United States War Exposition, the 
premier attraction for all ■ classes of 
theatre fans. Over a million people 
attended the war show in the two 
weeks it played Chicago, and there was * 
a corresponding laxity of attendance 
elsewhere. 

Fred Stone in "Jack o'Lantern" tops . 
all the shows in town. The receipts 
at the Colonial for the first ten per- 
formances exceeded $33,000. While 
there was a drop from this figure dur- 
ing the past week, business was re- 
ported good. 

There were probably only four shows 
during the past week which made any 
money. These are the Stone piece, 
the Grant Mitchell "Tailor Made Man" 
play at Cohan's Grand, "Oh, Look" with 
Harry Fox and the Dollys at the' La 
Salle and Ina, Claire in "Polly with a 
Past" at the Powers. 

Alexandra Carlisle in "The Country 
Cousin," quit Saturday night. Miss 
Carlisle was given most flattering no- 
tices, and the play appeared to receive 
unanimous approbation, but neither 
star nor play could withstand the clam- 
my hoodoo attached to the house. The 
Blackstone will be dark until the ar- 
rival in the near fututre of "Tilly, the 
Mennonte Maid," in which Patricia 
Collinge will be featured. 

"Twin Beds" will succeed "Turn to 
the Right" at the Olympic next week, 
it will stay for a while, and will be 
succeeded in two or three weeks by 
the No. 2 "Three Faces East." 

Chicago will have to come through 
with $250,000,000 on the Fourth Liberty 
Loan, and the drive is shaping up al- 
ready. Managers are inclined to be 
pessimistic, therefore, concerning the 
business outlook for the immediate 
future. 

The night stand people are also 
growling about business, not only from 
the box office point of view, but from 
the ever increasing cost of help, talent, 
paper and transportation. 

The new draft will undoubtedly cut 
deeply into the ranks of all folks en- 
gaged in show business. This has a 
further tendency to encourage a slump. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. - 

San Francisco, Sept. 18. 

"Twin Beds" (Columbia) opened to 
good business. 

"Why Marry". (Cort) holding up 
nicely. y 

"Hearts of the World" (Alcazar) pic- 
ture, drawing fair. 

The Hippodrome is playing to ca- 
pacity. 



COLLIER QUITTING SHOW. 

It seems settled that Wijliam Collier 
will leave the- new Weber & Anderson 
production,"" "Nothing But Lies," at the 
end of this week. The comedy is play- 
ing one-gight stands, closing at Stam- 
ford, Conn., tomorrow (Saturday). To- 
day (Friday) it is in Plain field, N. J. 
The show opened at Washington a 
couple of weeks ago and. played Atlan- 
tic City last week, securing very favor- 
able mention. 

While at the seashore, according 
to the managerial side, Mr. Collier 
commenced to tinker with the manu- 
script, especially his own role. The 
author, .Aaron Hoffman, notified Web- 
er & Anderson he would not permit 
any change in the play, Mr. Hoffman 
charged that Mr. Collier was "rewrit- 
ing the show" to promote himself at 
the expense of the remainder of the 
play. 

L Lawrence Weber, George M. An- 
derson and Mr. Hoffman went to At- 
lantic City toward the. end of last week. 
They remonstrated with Collier (> who 
refused to play his role, as written,- 
claiming he could improve it for his 
style. This resulted in a tilt between 
the four men with the understanding 
following that Collier is to leave the 
piece this week. . 

The show was billed to open at the 
Longacre Monday. Another attrac- 
tion was being sought this week, with 
the possibility that H. H. Frazee's new 
Norah Bayes show, booked for Atlantic 
City next week, might be switched to 
the Longacre to open Monday. 

Meanwhile "Nothing But Lies" will 
be brought in and Collier replaced," that 
company going out again after neces- 
sary rehearsals. 

Weber & Anderson claim to have 
Collier under contract to reappear in 
his former success, "Nothing But -the 
Truth" for this season. They say they 
may decide to enforce the agreement 
and order Collier to take his former 
role in the "Truth" show on the road. 



"FORCING" "UNDER ORDERS." 

A new eight weeks' "buy" for 
"Friendly Enemies" was taken by the 
brokers, beginning Monday. This 
takes in the entire lower floor and 
several balcony rows, the total number 
of seats handled nightly being over 
700. There has. been a new AA row 
added at the Hudson, but is complained 
of as being too close to the footlights. 

Coupled with' the "Enemies" buy is 
a further handling by the "specs" of 
"Under Orders" at the Eltinge, also a 
Woods show, tickets from the Hudson 
being provisional to a purchase of 
tickets for the two-people play. The 
latter is not the large success hoped 
for, but'hclped by the agencies is turn- 
ing a good profit. There was do pre- 
mium asked for "Enemies," because 
of the deal including "Und*r Orders." 



FRANK BACON'S "FIVE O'CLOCK." 

Frank Bacon, co-author and star of 
"Lightnin"' at the Gaiety, has com- 
pleted a new play in collaboratiorfwith 
Freeman Tilden. The play is called 
"Five O'Clock," and is founded on a 
story written by Mr. Tilden four years 
ago, which appeared in the "Smart Set" 
under the title of "The Detective." 

Smith & Golden contemplate produc- 
ing the piece early in November, 



SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 18. 

Conditions here theatrically almost 
hopeless, with none of the show shops 
making any boasts of what monies 
were being taken in at the local box 
offices. 

The Mason and Majestic are dark 
as far as legits arc concerned, pictures 
doing only expense business when 
booked. 

"Up in the Air" (Mason) after drop- 
ping a couple of thousand on its week 
here has gone into the one-night 
stands, where advance reports indi- 
cate it will fare better. 



"YIP, YIP" SPECULATING. 

Camp Upton, Sept. 18. 

While the successful soldier show, 
"Yip, Yip, Yaphank," by Sergeant Irv- 
ing Berlin, has ended its amazingly 
successful engagement in New York, 
it is understood the Federal auth- 
orities took a close-up inspection 
of the manner in which blocks of 
tickets fell into the hands of specu- 
lators and that the men who profit- 
eered in the soldier show pasteboards 
have not heard the last of their much 
censured action. 

Officials of Camp Upton aver that 
even when Major-General Bell criti- 
cised the speculative aspect of the out- 
side ticket sales the specs went right 
ahead and on the switch of the show 
to the Lexington where it remained 
for two weeks, after opening at the 
Century, the profiteering in the seats 
was continued without any regard 
of the good will of the camp, the 
services the boys were volunteering or 
the purpose to which the funds of the 
show were to be used. 

District Attorney Swann also gath- 
ered evidence last week, when numer- 
ous complaints reached his office as to 
the specs' activities. Swann called sev- 
eral of the speculators before him. 
Some confessed they had charged and 
secured as high as $4 and $5 a ticket 
for the "Yip" show. 

W. J. Fallon, in a signed statement 
from the Tyson Company, printed in 
the "Globe," denied his concern had 
anything to do with "Yip Yip" specu- 
lating. He advocated a thorough in- 
vestigation of the theatre ticket busi- 
ness and recommends a law against 
exorbitant prices, and ag-ees with the 
idea of limiting brokers to a strict 
SO-cent advance over the box office 
prices. 



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"FREEDOM," BIG PRODUCTION. 

E. Lyall Sweete, the English stage 
director, who put on "Chu Chin Chow" 
for Elliott, Comstock & Gest, has 
written a propaganda play, said to be 
along heroic lines and calling for the 
appearance of 200 persons. 

Mr. Sweete has been acting in 
Adolph Klauber's "Helen With a High 
Hand," but recently withdrew to stage 
the propaganda piece which is to be 
done in conjunction with the Shuberts. 
The play called "Freedom" is rehears- 
ing at the Century and may succeed 
"Sinbad" there. 



JUDGMENTS. 



COLORED STOCK A WINNER. 

„ , Chicago, Sept. 18. 

Much success has attended the re- 
gime of colored stock at Louis Wein- 
berg's Avenue Theatre, formerly vau- 
deville. 

The shows have been put on by the 
Lafayette Players. They have offered 
dozens of standard attractions, includ- 
ing "Madame X," "The Eternal Mag- 
dalene," and "The Third Degree." 

The house has played capacity every 
week of the half year the new policy 
has been in effect. 

So successful has the policy been 
that Weinberg has announced that in 
all probability there will be no vaude- 
ville at the Avenue this season. 



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THE WALK-OFFS. 

Mary Carter Frances Underwood 

Sonla Orloll Fania Marlnoff 

Carolyn Rutherford Robert Arnold 

Peter Gramlln Charles A. Stevenson 

Schuyler Kutlierford William Roselle 

Judge Charlee Brent Perclval T, Moore 

Mrs. Alicia Elliott..; Janet Travera 

Kathleen Rutherford Carroll McComas 

Murray Van Allen Fred L. Tlden 

Robert Shirley Winston Edmond Lowe 

George Washington White. Emmett Shackloford - 
Ab Foo Elmer Ballard 

"The Walk-Offe," presented by Oliver Mo- 
rosco at the Morosco Theatre Tuesday night. Is 
the latest play of the Hattons— Frederic and 
Fanny. Like most Hatton products It Is start- 
ling, clever and unconventional. But while 
billed as a comedy. It takes on the dimensions 
more than once of Just plain farce, and is 
played In this vein by some of the members 
of the cast, while others stick to the tradi- 
tions of light comedy. 

To tell the main plot is like unravelling 
snarled threads, there Is so muoh that could 
be told, so much that Is Intertwined. To a 
set of frivolous, shallow, fast-living "walk- 
oils" (a term explained by a negro servant In 
the piece as persons without brains) comes 
Robert Shirley Winston, of Tennessee, to visit 
his cousin, Mary Carter, a sculptress. He has 
been reading on the train the unsavory details 
of the divorce of Carolyn Rutherford from 
Schuyler Rutherford, In .which the name of 
Schuyler's slater, Kathleen, is more or less 
Involved as one living the same sort of life 
as the rest of her friends. Expressing him- 
self to his cousin In no mild terms regarding 
these people he Is overheard by Kathleen who 
In a rage determines to punish him. This she 
proceeds to do by becoming Mary Ford, a 
typist, and winning his devotion for all time. 
Then she flounts htm with what she has done. 
But, reckoning without her host, she has in 
the meantime fallen in love with him. So 
when the man of her own set, to whom she 
is engaged, proves easily susceptible to the 
advances of an artist's model and the South- 
erner suddenly turns cave man and breaks 
her spirit, she is willing that the tables be 
turned. In tbe meantime the divorced couple 
have become engaged again, and another see- 
sawing pair have settled things satisfactorily. 

The cast on the whole Is excellent, and they 
all have something to do. Edmond Lowe, as 
the Southerner, Is forceful and virile, if a bit 
priggish withal. But that is tbe fault of tbe 
part. Tbe scene In which he forces Kathleen 
to forswear cigarettes, champagne and cards, 
and even declare her yellow gown to be red 
because he says It Is, Is rather far-fetched. 

Carroll McComas Is charming as Kathleen 
and acts admirably, despite some strange lit- 
tle mannerisms and gestures with her arms, 
faintly reminiscent of musical comedy. Fanla 
Marlnoff docs splendid work as a little Rus- 
sian model. She Is spry and chic, and has 
mastered an adorable .accent. It Is a pity 
ber part does not mean more. Frances Under- 
wood and Charles A- Stevenson are another 
patr of lovers. Roberta Arnold, as the di- 
vorced wtfo, sets the nerves of the audience 
on edge with a piercing nasal voice and plays 
her part according to tbe standards of the 
most roaring farce-comedy. William Roselle 
plays ber drunken husband. Janet Travera Is 
a vamplrlsh and disagreeable co-respondent, 
while Perclval T. Moore plays a flirtatious 
Judge. 

The dialog Is always sparkling, frequently 
startling. Several of tbe best laughs could 
scarcely have been Intended. And as a factor 
to tbe success of the production should be 
mentioned the two very pretty sets, notably 
the one In the last act, showing a roof garden 
over a studio. 

"Tbe Walk-Offa" Is diverting enougb to 
enjoy a respectable run. 



THE GIRL BEHIND THE GUN. 

Robert Lambrlssac Donald Brian 

Pierre Breval Jack Hazzard 

Georgette Breval Ada Meade 

Colonel Servan Frank Doane 

Luclenne Lambrlssac Wtlda Bennett 

Harper Wentwortb Bert Gardner 

Eileen Moore Eva Francis 

Brlchoux John E. Young 

Zellle Virginia O'Brien 

Edna ....] [Florence Delmar 
Polite ... 1 American Girls ] • ■ Elaine Palmer 
Margie . . ( . . ..Clssle Sewell 
Carrie ...J I June White 

Klaw & Erlanger offer for metropolitan 
Judgment this week what they announce aa 
a "new musical comedy" by Guy Bolton 
and P. G. Wodebouse, music by Ivan 
Caryll, the dialog directed by Edgar Mac- 
Gregor, ensembles by Julian Mitchell. If 
tbe authors make any claim for originality 
of plot or will deny the story wasn't adapted 
from 'one — or more — of the numerous sala- 
cious French farces of the past decade they 
ha. a a nerve that should stand them In good 
stead when collecting tbe royalty. 

Mao. Breval, whose husband Is In the 
army (the lqcale Is France), adopts a pollu 
godson by correspondence. She Is an actress. 
The pollu's friend In the trenches 1b a 
playwright, anxious to have her read one of 
his pieces, and persuades the pollu to let 
himself be impersonated on leave. About the 
time the playwright calls Mme. Breval dlt>- 
covers her husband Is having an affair with 
another woman, and she determines to get 
»evon by flirting with her godson. As they 
are kissing, enter madam's uncle, an old 
major, Just from Algeria, who mistakes the 
playwright for madam's husband and Insists on 
visual evidence of domestic felicity. Madam la 
visited by a school companion, who has mar- 
ried. She tells of having met a charming 
major on the train, who had paid her much 
attention. Needless to add she la the wife of 



the playwright. Madam must, perforce, dis- 
own her husband and the playwright must 
Ignore his wife. In the original this must 
have given full scope for Innumerable risque, 
situations. 

It will be perceived the story Is built 
around two married couples, permitting no 
opportunity for any romance, as has been 
the case In big musical successes. . 

Wltb this fatal handicap the Amerlcau 
authors failed to create anything original In 
tbe matter of humorous dialog, the dialog la- 
eluding such "released" Jokes as "I don't 
know you— you've nothing on me; I don't 
know you either," "what was your first bat- 
tle? It wasn't a battle. It was a little argu- 
ment about a hat," "Have you .got a wife?— 
Tbe Jury Is still out," and so on plentifully 
sprinkled with "devil," "hell" and "damn." 
Then there Is a musical director who apes 
the eccentricities of the passe Creatore and 
who turns to the audience for approval of 
his methods, detracting from the stage pic- 
tures. 

There are also several unhappy . selections 
tor the personnel. Donald Brian Is woefully 
miscast. He has a role for which he is 
totally unfitted, that of the playwright. It 
gives him small scope for his dancing, the 
thing for which he depends mainly for suc- 
cess and on which he built his reputation. 
Ada Meade as Mme. Breval is ponderous, 
with little or no singing voice and devoid of 
histrionic talent. Wilda Bennett as tbe wife 
of the playwright, sings well and dances 
fairly, but Is cold and non-magnetic. The 
hit Is Jack Hazzard aa the husband of Mme. 
Breval. He has a travesty philosophical song 
in the second act, "Women Haven't Any Mercy 
on a Man," the only number receiving any 
hearty applause. 

The chorus Is not much in evidence, em- 
ployed principally for opening numbers and 
finales. They are pretty, beautifully cos- 
tumed and well drilled, In Julian Mitchell's 
best style. A backjlrop used In the first two 
of* the three acts, Is painted In the effect of 
tapestry and the production on the whole is In 
good taste, but the general effect was such 
that Tuesday night a number of .people left 
after the second Bet while others straggled out 
all through the last Interval. 

Donald Brian's name and the general repu- 
tation of the Amsterdam for presenting big 
shows there may serve to keep "The Girl Be- 
hind tbe Gun" In New York for a limited en- 
gagement. The piece, however, cannot be set 
' down as a success. Joio. 

AN IDEAL HUSBAND. 

Lndy Chiltern Beatrice Beckley 

Mrs. Marchmont Elizabeth Delmel 

Lady Basildon Merle' Maddern 

Vlcomte De Nanjac George Hayes 

Lady Jane Barford Dorothy Clay 

The Earl of Caversham Cyril Harcourt 

Mr. Montford S. V. Phillips 

Mabel Chiltern Gretchen Yates 

Lady Markby Alice Augarde Butler 

Mrs. Cheveley Constance Collier 

Count Strellc Vincent Sartorl 

Sir Robert Chiltern Norman Trevor 

Lord Goring Julian L'Estrange 

Phlpps Henry Crocker 

Mason Alfred Helton 

Undlmmed through tbe years shine " » 
epigrams of Oscar Wilde. At the Comedy 
Monday a fine company gave an admirable 
performance of "An Ideal Husband," the third 
of Wilde's possibly three best plays to be 
given a revival during the past few years. 

Times have changed so during tbe past 
generation that few plays of more than a few 
years back can be found which do not Beem 
old-fashioned and even tedious. The plays 
of Wilde suffer as little as any In this re- 
spect, possibly because they really belong' to 
no particular era. Always studiously arti- 
ficial, so many startllngly clever and amus- 
ing characters as be brings together were 
probably seldom at any time found In tbe 
same drawing-room. 

The action of the piece under consideration 
Is never rapid, and the plot not aa absorbing 
as say "Lady Windermere's Fan," but it is 
sufficiently Interesting, and taken In con- 
junction with the splendid lines makes a 
comedy of a type far too rare In these days. 
It has been modernized by the substitution of 
the word "car" for "carriage," as Obtoi 
Wilde never even heard of an automobile— 
a rather unnecessary detail, as carriages are 
still far from obsolete In London. Taken all 
In all, tbe play Is as virile and vivid and 
"smart" now as when first produced. 

The story deals with Mrs. Cheveley, a brll- 
lant and unscrupulous woman, who seeks to 
blackmail Sir Robert Chiltern into advo- 
cating a certain swindling Bcheme before 
Parliament This she proceeds to do by 
threatening to make public a certain com- 
promising letter written by him years be- 
fore. She very nearly succeeds when- Lord 
Goring, a friend of Sir Robert's, discovers 
In her possession a Jeweled bracelet which 
she had stolen from a relative of his years 
ago. Fearing exposure and arrest Mrs. Cheve- 
ley surrenders the letter, and happiness Is 
restored to the Chiltern home. 

It must bo a Joy to the actor to get such 
parts, when even the butlers gets laugbB. 
And yet It Is not fair to call them actor- 
proof, for they are of a texture so peculiar 
as to be ruined in the hands of any but fin- 
ished artists. And It Is a company of finished 
artists Indeed which John D. Williams has 
provided for bis revival. 

As Mrs. Cheveley Constance Collier gives a 
remarkable performance. Suave, inalnuntlng 
clever and cruel, she la the embodiment of 
the woman she typifies. Norman Trevor as 
Sir Robert also docs splendid work. Ho Is 
a compelling and dominant figure from start 
until the final curtain. Beatrice Beckley, the 



antithesis of Miss Collier, is convincing as 
Sir Robert's high-principled and unworldly 
wife, while Julian L'Estrange Is equally good 
as Lord Goring. Others who -should be men- 1 
tiooed are' Gretchen Yates, a fascinating in- 
genue with wonderful red hair ; Alice Augarde 
Butler as a talkative dowager, and Cyril 
Harcourt as tbe father of Lord Goring (Julian 
L'Estrange/. 

The performance went along fairly 
smoothly, although several of the company 
did not seem quite sure of "their lines, and 
some amusement waa caused when Gretchen 
Yates said, "Why, Gertrude, how pale you 
are," and Miss Beckley walked on with her 
make-up obviously freshened and very pllflc. 

"An Ideal Husband" should prove welcome 
In the list of the season's successes. 



THE UNKNOWN PURPLE. 

Those In Prison: 

First Convict (Hawkins) Number 1137 

Second Convict. Number 1408 

Characters In the Episode as related by 
Convict Number 1187 — as they appear: 

Hawkins, a thief Convict 1137 

Jewel, wife Helen MaoKellar 

Ruth, Jewel's sister Lorraine Froet 

Bonnie, friend of Jewel's Marion Kerby 

Peter Marchmont, Jewel's husband, 

Richard Bennett 
James Dawson, Marchmont's friend, 

Earle Brown 
Phelan, from headquarters E. L. Duane 

Characters In the play:' 

Bobby Dawson..' Arthur La Vlen 

Ruth Cbarleton ? Lorraine Frost 

Richard Bradbury Edward Van Sloan 

James Dawson Earle Brown 

George Allison Frank McCormlck 

Bonnie Allison •• Marlon Kerby 

Mrs. James Dawson .Helen MacKellar 

Johnson, butler. Herbert Ashton 

The Stranger... V. Cromport. 

Burton, Allison's head man Curtis Benton 

"The Unknown Purple,"' presented at the 
Lyric last Saturday night, la a very good play 
and It Is not. That depends altogether upon 
the angle from which you base your Judg- 
ment. It Is palpably theatric but, nevertheless, 
absorbingly interesting and full of suspense 
for tbe layman. 

If one were asked to conjure the method 
'employed in assembling "The Unknown Pur- 
ple" he could readily Imagine jthe authors 
patterning their situations after well known 
stage successes, past and present. Messrs.. 
Roland West and Cartyle Moore have un- 
doubtedly read or seen a great many plays, in- 
cluding "The Vendetta," "The Silver King," 
"Monte Crlsto," "Arsene- Lupin," "Raffles," 
"On Trial," "Peter Grimm," etc. The afore- 
mentioned plays Were all successes, so if they 
have fashioned "Tbe Unknown Purple" along 
tbe lines of former hits they have done wisely. 
As playwrighters they have fared far better 
than as playwrlters — in other words, their 1 
construction far surpasses their dialog. Their 
play will not go down Into history as a speci- 
men of erudition. 

It is a crook melodrama with flashbacks. 
A motion picture director with any sense of 
Imagination could make of it a most effective 
film feature. It opens with a drop in "one," 
showing tbe exterior of prison cells. Two 
prisoners are behind the bars in adjoining 
cells. One Is a cokney Englishman who has 
no faith In women. The other, a more super- 
ior individual, says there Is one — his wife— 
who Is struggling for an existence for herself 
and their child, and who is waiting for him 
to complete his term. Cockney reads from a 
newspaper a society event and rails at the 
married couple who are giving It. He proceeds 
to relate tbe history of tbe pair, saying th» 
man Is a crook who hired hi to to pull off a Job 
and double-crosed him, two years previously. 
The drop is raised and tbe episode Is visual- 
ized. It Is the event in the other man's life 
which caused bis .incarceration. He had been 
Jobbed by his own -wife and the other man and 
not suspecting the real motive he had stood 
for the crime and gone to prison to protect 
his wife. The drop 1b again lowered and the 
cockney Is concluding his narration. 

"What would you do If that was your wife?" 
tbe second convict asks the cockney. On re- 
ceiving a reply to the effect that if it took 
1,000- years he would wreak dire vengeance, 
the other says: "That's Just what I am going 
to do." 

The second act shows the culprits In their 
luxurious home, seven years later. There Is 
talk of, .a wealthy business acquaintance of 
the husband and yon know It is none other 
than the released prisoner bent on vengeance 
— a modern Monte Crlsto. The victim Is an 
Inventor and has perfected a formula that 
will render one invisible. The guilty couple 
are systematically robbed and the man's 
business ruined by an unknown Implacable 
enemy. The modern Monte Crlsto even para- 
phrases the speech of Snydey Carton In "The 
Only Way" ("A Tale of Two Cities"), when 
he tells the false wife's sister he Is present on 
"a far greater business than I have ever 
known before." He has written the man be 
will call that evening to steal the wife's 
necklace, a la "Arsene Lupin." By render- 
ing himself invisible the enfe Is opened and 
valuables extracted, while a detective Is on 
guard. 

The -third act visualizes what occurred up- 
stairs during the latter part of act 2, In which 
the husband, while Invisible, • talks to the man 
who ruined him, poisons his mind against the 
woman now hie wife, the wife enterals being 
choked by her guilty accomplice, tbe hero 
make's himself visible, reveals his identity, is 
cornered by the detective, again renders him- 
self Invisible, escapes and takes with him bis 
son and the sister of bis faithless wife, who 
had devoted her life to bringing up his child. 

That admirable octor, Richard Bennett, con- 



tributes In no small measure to whatever suc- 
cess the play may enjoy. He wakes of the 
theatric hero a sympathetic individual. Helen 
MacKellar. Is excellent as the faithless wife 
and Earle Brown as the villain acquits himself 
creditably. 

At tile concusion of the prolog there wai 
promise of a, great play to come, bat, instead 
of being cumulative, it seemed to peter out 
It will be no balf-way success — the publlo 
will either takejto It en masse or not at all. 

Joio. 

THE MAID OFliiE MOUNTAINS. • 

Baldasarro , .William Courtenay 

Tonlo Bert Clark 

Beppo. Carl Gantvoort 

Carlo. Jackson Hines 

Andrea. . '. M. La Prade 

Pletro Victor LeRoy 

General Malcna Willam Danforth 

Crumpet , Al Roberts 

Lieutenant Ruglnl John Steel 

Mayor of Santo ; .William Reld 

zacchl Louis Le Vie 

Teresa 8ldonle Espero 

Vlttorlo .Miriam Doyle 

Angela Evelyn Egerton 

Olanette Gertrude Hamilton 

Maria ■. Mlna Davis 

Marietta .Marguerite May 

Beppirla Eva Newton 

Peplta Patricia Frewen 

Time was turned back a generation or more 
when "The Maid of the Mountains" was pre- 
sented at the Casino, Sept. 11. Tbe book Is 
by Frederick Lonsdale, With lyrics by Harry 
Graham and music by Harold Fraser-Slmson. 
Tbe program goes on to state that there are 
additional lyrics by Clifford Harris and Val- 
entine, and addltohal numbers by James W. 
Tate and Lieutenant Gltz Rice. "The Maid 
of the Mountains" la an old-fashioned Eng- 
lish comic opera, strongly reminiscent of Gil- 
bert and Sullivan, with Injections from later 
English pieces. But it lacks the originality 
of these older works and the eprlgh'llneBn 
and delicacy of some of the newer ones. 

Tbe first scene, reminding »ne of "The Pi- 
rates of Penzance," Is laid In a robbers' fast- 
ness. Here Is Teresa, the maid of the moun- 
tains, loved by Baidasarre, the leader, and 
adored by all hie followers. She subsequently 
goes away and is captured and Is taken to the 
capital City of the Island, where Baidasarre 
goes, Impersonating the new governor, to res- 
cue her. , 

The masquerade Is followed along the old 
comto opera lines, with the usual . situations 
and complications. 

Tbe daughter of the present governor fall* 
In love with Baidasarre and the poor Maid 
Is for a time forgotten. But tbe Jealous Te- 
resa exposes her fickle lover and in the last 
act they are, of course, united. The second 
scene Is laid in tho governor's palace and the 
third on an Island. All three scenes are vivid 
and cheerful, and In keeping wth the era In 
which tbe piece shduld have been written. 
. In William Courtenay there is a songless 
Baidasarre, although surrounded by melody. 
It seems to be the fashion for dramatic stars 
to Invade tbe musfcal stage this season, li re- 
spective of voice or previous experience, but 
Mr. Courtenay has not added to his laurels In 
the present venture. In this old-fashioned 
part he Is hone too dashing, while he has dona 
far more difficult thngs in his own field muoh 
better. Sldonie Espero, the picturesque Te- 
resa, sings delightfully and makes a romantic 
and alluring picture. She is one of the new 
light opera prima donnas of the season. Will- 
lam Danforth and Bert Clark are. really funny 
In the comedy parts, while Carl Gantvoort 
adds to the performance with his fine singing. 
As the governor's daughter Evelyn Egerton Is 
, very winsome, while Miriam Doyle proves 
herself en admirable comedienne. The music 
Is lilting and often beautiful, but there Is 
nothing that elands out as being of unusual 
merit. 

The success of this piece Is problematical. 
It la healthy and sano, and It makes tbe war 
seem very far away, yet, In spite of our 
eternal harking back to other days, It 1b a 
question If we have not become Just a bit too 
sophisticated not to find that "The Maid of 
the Mountains" is Inclined to drag a bit. and 
seem a little long. 



MR. BARNUM. 

Mr. .BUND Thomas A. Wise 

Not Morley Richard Gordon 

Kid Bailey Clyde North 

Daddy Price ...Harold De Becker 

Con Lonergan Jay Wilson 

Props Leavltt James 

Lucien Forterre Gaston Glass 

Mr. Gerrone Albert Sackett 

Henry Scranton (General Tomb Thumb), 

Herbert Rice 

Cody Francis La Mont 

Arlstlde Letelller Albert Sackett 

Sheriff L. Melton Clodagh 

Alonzo Carter Luray Butler 

Colonel Mourel. : '...., William Seymour 

Buckler Qenln Lurny Butler 

Bill Collector. L. M. Olodagh. 

George Washington Gibson. . .Charles Jackson 

Cirffy, a negro slave George Ford 

Ticket-sellers.. ..John Pratt and- J. N. Gaunt 

Jeanne Letelller." Phoebe Foster 

Adellna Bonfant! Carlotta Monterey 

Zulelka Ethel Cadraan 

Emma Morgana Adeline Mitchell 

Lavlnla Warren Qucente Mab 

Jenny Llncl ,. Frances Nlelson 

If the Incidents in "Mr. Barnum," a comedy 
of circus life, written by Harrison Rhodes 
and Thomas A. Wise, presented by Charles 
Dillingham at the Criterion, are historically 
correct, the entertainment la merely a visual 
biography of tbe life of the late Phtneas Tay- 



LEGITIMATE, 



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lor Barnum, creator of "The Greatest Show 
on Earth." There 18 hardly enough plot In it 
for a 20-mlnute vaudeville eketcb. 

As entertainment It la a rar« treat to old- 
time show folks and those In the- allied the- 
atrical trades. Average theatregoers of the 
preseqt generation know little of P. T. Barnum 
and bis clever schemes tor humbugging the 
public. He Btlll lives in theatrical history 
and only in that way. The "Barnum" trade- 
mark attached to circus entertainment hasn't 
the magic financial potency it enjoyed a gen- 
eration ago. 

For that reason, employing the late circus 
Impresario as the central character of a series 
of incidents In hia life for stage purposes In 
not 'strong enough to attract paying patronage 
—at least not In New York. 

Thomas A. Wise Is oast for the titular role 
and a better type could" not possibly have 
been selected. Those of us who personally 
knew the great showman will appreciate the 
fidelity of the 'interpretation. The only criti- 
cism on that score Is that the original spoke 
slower and with more of a drawl. 

According to the play In which be is being 
presented, James A. Bailey operated a shell- 
game with the tent show when Barnum made 
his acquaintance, which later developed info 
a' life partnership. 

In the various Incidents Barnum is given 
-credit tor having created "pink lemonade," 
"the wild man of Borneo," "General Tom 
Thumb" and a ' number of his other famous 
attractions merely by accident, the result of 
sudden Inspirations. According to the slay 
when Jenny Lied arrived In America to ap- 
pear under his management, Barnum was in- 
volved in a land deaf In Bridgeport and waa 
"stone broke." He gave "the Swedish night- 
ingale" a worthless check for ber guarantee, 
whereupon she handed* it back and arranged 
to play the tour on a partnership agreement. 

There is shown bis practical adoption 'of a 
young New Orleans girl who ran away from 
her drunken father to Join his circus, which 
culminated in ber marriage to his secretary 
whom he looked upon as a son. No mention 
is made of the circus man's wife. 

Types galore are shown, such as on old 
clown, boss canvasman, midgets, the skeleton 
man, the fat woman, female circus rider, 
snake charmer, eta They are all adequately 
portrayed, but the plot is so flimsy It fails 
to hold interest: 

"Mr. Barnum" so far as New York Is con- 
cerned, is destined for absolute failure, with 
the probability of a similar fate If sent on \ 
tour. itolo. 



CROPS AND CROPPERS. 

Annie. Irene Daley 

Janle Wimpole Eleanor Fox 

Margot Marbrook Louise Cook 

Peter Weston Ben Johnson 

Allison Marbrook Eileen Huban 

Ray Parcher.. Thomas' Mitchell 

Stetson J. M. Troughton 

Jean Georges Flateau 

Mrs. Bradley Madeline Valentine 

Or. Truesdale Vernon Kelso 

Stephen Marbrook Henry Stanford 

Mrs. Spencer. Helen Wescluy 

Mrs. Pray Maud giuclalr 

Pete Cobb Charles Kennedy 

If you are earnestly desirous of doing war 
work and have a definite Idea of what you 
want to do, before starting, acquire some 
practical knowledge of your undertaking 
otherwise your efforts will be unavailing and 
will end disastrously. This is the lesson con- 
veyed from the amusing little comedy by. 
Theresa Helburn, presented by the Iden Paynu 
company, at the Belmont, Sept. 12. 

"Crops and Croppers" is really an idyllic 
farce on society farmerettes, who are strong 
on purpose but short on practice. This is 
what the ultra-fashionable heroine of the play 
was up against when she took up farming to 

help win the war and found- an the old Con- 
necticut homesteader put it, "farming was 
standing on the brink of o' hell and throw- 
ing checks into the hole." 

The plot 1b light One is always under the 
Impression the girls are out for a lark *nd 
are treating the whole thing as a novel ex- 
periment In which there is "lots of fun," 
rather than seriously and this lmpresion re- 
mains until the last act, when they really get 
down to business. 

Having renounced society, Allison Marbrook 
(Eileen Huban) buys a farm, for about three 
times what It Is really worth. Having the 
property, she. promptly proceeds to misman- 
age It. Financial ruin descends upon her 
and Bhe rents the house and goes to live in 
one of the cottages. Her love story parallels 
her war work. In the first act, which, in- 
cidentally, is slow, she is writing letters to 
seven young soldiers, one for each day of the 
week, at the same time being formally en- 
gaged to one of them. By the last act she is 
sincerely In love with a French officer, who 
has been sent over here to recuperate from 
wounds and is working as a farm hand on the 
place. Eileen Huban played the heroine with 
a natural grace, while Georges Flateua ro- 
venled a gift of robust comedy which was re- 
freshing. Ben Johnson was quietly effective 
as a mater-of-fact uncle and "near guardian." 

Louis Cook, sister to tho farmerette-ln- 
chlef, was exceedingly clever as a breezy and 
. likeable young thing, but totaly ■ Irresponsi- 
ble. Her witty remarks were accountable for 
many laughs. The rest of the company per- 
formed creditably. The three scenes were 
simple, but effective, end Miss Helburn's piny 
Is smart enough In dialog to survive for at 
least a time. 



SOME NIGHT. 

John Hardy Forrest Wlnant 

Robert Chaa. Welsh-Homer 

Mrs. Hardy Camilla Crume 

Marjorle ., Grace Edmond 

Daisy Anna Fredericks 

Bobby Harry Lambert 

Joe Louis Simon 

Dorothy Wayne Roma June 

Madden .......... .\ .' ThoB. H. Walsh 

Joe Scanlon .......James C. Marlowe 

Henry Spiffens Chas. W. Meyers 

f Chas. Hall 

Constables { J. W. Willlnghana 

I... Charles Fulton 

Neighbors — Elaine Landau, Llndley Lenton, 

Jeanne Dare, Virginia Roche, Dolly Alwin, 

Helen Halpren, Edna Richmond, Laura 

Lyle, Billy Vernon, Catherine Hurst, 

Blanche Terrell. > 

The main thing lacking to the complete 

success of ''Some Night" Is a more experienced 

producer. Of Harry Delf, who wrote the 

story, words and music, one might say : "The 

kid is clever." Token in hapd by a good 

play-doctor a great deal more could have been 

gotten out of the production. It starts/ off 

with snap and ginger and finishes cleverly, 

but needs a lot of girding of loins In between, 

revision of the plot, recasting of several of 

the principals and so on." The show is the 

initial production made by Joseph Klaw. 

A young girl comes to a man's home In 
the belief he is s, private detective, and hands 
him 151,000 in bonds to bide for her, as she. 
is followed by the police. She Is, a few 
moments later, and the sleuths demand the 
wealth. Both refusing, the man and the 
girl aire locked in the room until they "came 
through." This scene is laid in the man's 
bouse where reside his mother, sister, etc., 
and although they are only kept prisoner for 
one hour in the afternoon the lncandescents 
are switched off and they light a candle and 
are supposed to fall asleep on chairs under 
stress q( such a situation, where the girl be- 
lieves she Is in the den of white slavers. As 
the young man ls° an artist — a painter— why 
not have made the scene his studio where his 
family visited him and . have the detective 
lock the pair up oyer night? How very 
much more romantic and giving scope for 
comedy and just a little spice. The first act 
finishes with an anti-climax, also the fault 
of inadequate direction and quite obvious to 
most people. 

The second act resumes where the first left 
off, with the couple locked in the room. 
Through one of the doors locked by the de- 
tective comes a half-witted, deaf and dumb 
gardener of the place. How he opened the 
locked door Is not revealed." 

This gardenor, by the way, admirably 
played by Louis Simon, should be rewritten 
to give him lines to speak and make of him 
only a shrewd chap who pretends to be deaf 
and dumb in the presence of the detectives. 
It's never quite funny to watch the antics of 
a human being bereft of any of his senses. 
Simon got a lot out of the part through most 
effective pantomiming. 

The outstanding hit is the chorus— a bunch 
of 11 handsome girls who sing, dance and play 
musical instruments with a spirit and dash 
that earned for them innumerable encores. 

Forrest Wlnant as the leading man, sang 
well, but was a trifle stiff and "unyielding." 
Roma June, the leading woman, was the weak- 
est member of the organisation. She con- 
stantly permitted her scenes to drop and was 
wholly unsympathetic and out of the picture. 
Anna Fredericks and Harry Lambert, juvenile 
and Ingenue, pleased very much with their 
singing and dancing. specialties. 

The lyrlca are clever, the music pleasing 
but unoriginal, and the plot, suitably revised, 
more than adequate for a musical comedy. If 
kept qn the road a few weeks longer until 
"fixed up" it would have been a certain suc- 
cess. In Us present form the result Is doubt- 
ful. Jolo. 



had teen for six weeks recovering from a 
railroad accident. He regains consciousness 
soon after the curtain arises and makes it 
known he Is In a strange place. His wife Is 
either a dream' or some pretty creature about 
whom he has no definite knowledge. He In- 
sists that ho is Dick Tront and his home town, 
Glenco, Nebraska, where he worked on the 
"Herald." He tells the doctor this, but when 
the medico asks him questions about his early 
life, Dick falls to remember details and es- 
pecially figures. He cannot recall he 1b part- 
ner in a business In New York In any way. 
Dick Is sure that they picked up the wrong 
man In the wreck and attempts to leave his 
bed. 

Dick has explained that the last he remem- 
bered wbb taking one Enid White, to a dance 
In Qlencq add that be was sort of keen on 
Enid. In the second sot he Is strange to his 
wife, Dora, with waom be is deeply In love. 
Rather than hurt her by continuing to im- 
personate Craven, he would rather depart., But 
the doctor, who cannot understand the case, 
tells Dick that Dora is to become a mother 
and that he should take no chances by leav- 
ing and thus shocking her. Dick has a pe- 
culiar sort of sneeze, which Is recognized by 
an electrician who comes to fix the bells. The 
man demands hush money, saying that Dick is 
Trent. 

Craven told the doctor that In Glenco he had 
won the enmity of the town toughs through 
exposures In the "Herald." He had asked the 
physician to write to Glenco to certain people, 
but the letters came back and It' also de- 
velops that Trent is unknown there. Thus In 
the final act, when the babe has come, not 
alone does the audience know whether Dick Is 
Craven' or Trent, but he doesn't know himself. 
But it comes out, when Enid appears, through 
a letter that had followed ber. She relates to 
Dick, the doctor and the others that after the 
dance, Dick Tr.ent had been struck op the 
head by a stone by the toughs near the rail- 
road. The men had piled him Into a freight 
train. He later recovered in a Chicago hos- 
pital and had apparently gone east,* having 
taken the name of Craven. The recent rail- 
road accident had deprived him of part of bis 
memory. When he asks why be was not 
known In Glenco and why be was not Trent, 
she further explains that the roughs had 
struck him twelve years ago. Dick swoons, 
but as be recovers calls for Dora. Which 
makes everything alright and apparently 
leaves him as Craven after all. 

Lionel Atwlll as Craven gives a very care- 
ful and effective characterization. This is 
Mr. A twill's third year in this country, bo 
drawing attention to his playing in "The 
Lodger.'" Elsie Mackay. pretty and quietly 
clever, furnishes a likeable Dora. Miss Mac- 
kay 1b an Australian girl. She appeared as a 
lead In the Beerbbbm-Tree season at the Am- 
sterdam a season or bo ago and last year was 
the feminine lead in the western company of 
"The Gypsy Trail." George Backus made a 
clever doctor, Lucia Moore truly played an 
irritating middle-aged lady, while the other 
role's were well taken care of. 

The play is tastefully produced and Its stag- 
ing shows the skilful hand of William H. 
Qllmore. IbBe. 



ANOTHER MAN'S SHOES. 

Dick Lionel Atwlll 

Miss Fodmore Ethel Wilson 

Mrs. Wolfe Lucia Moore 

Anno Carol Lloyd 

Hughes. .• Paul Porter 

Dora (Mrs. Craven) Elslo .Mackay 

Dr. Worrall George Backus 

Slade (atlas Crouse) Richard Taber 

Mr. Wolfe Aubrey Beottie 

Dawson Ervllle Alderson 

Miles Cyril Raymond 

Mrs. Milson Gilda Lcary 

Frederick McKay has been reaching for 
something in the legitimate production field 
for some time, and at last he has been re- 
warded with a play that should make a fair 
bid for favor, although "Another Man's 
Shoes" Isn't a piece that will break any rec- 
ords at the 30th Street theatre. The play 
showed out of town for ono night last spring, 
came back to New York, then went to Wash- 
ington for a week. 

"Another Man's Shoes" Is a comedy drama 
of the mystery type, succeeding without sensa- 
tionalism in keeping an audience puzzled un- 
til the last minute. It Is founded on a story 
entitled "Craven," written by Laura Hlnkley, 
which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post 
in the Issue of March 1G, 1012. At that period 
the peculiar affection known as aphasia was 
popularly supposed to be uncommon, that be- 
cause the dallies dug up many a tale on such 
cases. But Miss Hlnkley went them ono bet- 
ter by writing a story keyed on what Is known 
as doublo aphasia, which, as the physician In 
the play explains, Is "dlsuKsoclntlon of per- 
sonality" or an "alternating complete nm- 
nesln." Mabel Ferris collaborated with Miss 
Hlnkley In fashioning "Craven" Into a play. 

It opens with Dick Craven in bed, where ho 



take your choice. The leading lady 
must be Margarite Fields— her name 
is in the heaviest type, but if they ever 
hold a voting contest on it, the chances 
are it will be an even break. Margaret 
Pitt is the villainess, Eveta Knduesen 
has a small role this week; that helps 
some. Bernard McQuarrie is the hus- 
band of the sinning wife, and next 
week, "In Old Kentucky," which Mr. 
Dixon says will be the first time in 
stock in New York that "Old Ken- 
tucky" will be played. 

How Broadway can keep away from 
the Third avenue stock company is a 
mystery. Perhaps it doesn't know of 
it. But what better way to ruin an 
evening? 









THIRD AVENUE STOCK. 

"Why Not Me— A Woman" is the play 
of the Third Avenue Stock Company 
under the direction of Martin J. Dixon 
at the Third Avenue Theatre this week, 
at 10-20-30. For the scale much -can 
not be looked for and much is not re- 
ceived; including the play itself, written 
by the business manager of the house, 
Stephen Champlin. 

Mr. Dixon had the Third Avenue 
some years ago and has it again. The 
house has tried everything but car- 
bolic. Mr. Dixon has an idea for the 
stock run or walk. He wants to give 
budding authors a chance and will 
produce new plays. That's a good 
scheme to save royalty. Besides what 
do they know on Third Avenue of 
Broadway. It's even money that there 
are as many people east of Third ave- 
nue who have never been west of it 
as those who have. And the city gave 
Third avenue an awful slam this week 
when the # traffic authorities decreed 
only trucks could use that street. Who- 
ever that traffic guy was he knew 
Third avenue almost as well as he does 
Riverside drive. 

All the props of the old styled mcller 
are in the "Woman" play. It's about 
equal rights, or wrongs. If the man 
can do it and get away clean why 
should the woman be daubed scarlet 
for the rest of her sinful life. The 
dialog keeps harping on it. After 
awhile you vote for equal suffrage in 
every thing and declare, if elected, in 
the hope the play will end, but it keeps 
on, right on to the finish, through a 
drawing room scene, where they say, 
"I'll lay for you," "I'll get you* and a 
number of other inelegant expressions 
that are not inelegant, however, on 
Third avenue. 

The show is chatter and business, 



'GLORIANA' IS BRIGHT. 

Atlantic City, Sept. 18. 
"Gloriana,".at the Apollo last Friday 
night is certainly charming. As back- 
grounds to achieve this result the new 
John Cort production offered scenery 
by Joseph. Urban that was bold in its 
severe outlines and expansive blues; 
costumes attractive in the lightest fab- 
rics; music by Rudolf Friml, as whis- 
tleable as any he has written ; girls who 
were pretty and a cast ably support- 
ing attractive Eleanor Painter. 
' "Gloriana" as a play is not yet per- 
fect, but the long expectation which 
made an intended Monday opening oo 
cur on Friday night proved that prep 
aration did its best for the public win 
packed the Apollo. The first act is in 
need of much swifter action, but the 
second and third fully sustain the 
promises of the enterprise. 

Wit and humorous pleasantries about 
commonplace things have a large place 
in the book of Catherine Chisholm 
Cushing. The audience laughed and 
laughed again in spontaneous enjoy- 
ment of the brightness. Specialties 
are numerous throughout the perform- 
ance, though it must be admitted they 
do not fit quite as smoothly into the 
combination of story and song as in 
"Fiddlers Three," which the same man- 
.agement recently offered here. 

Among the special events are Gilbert 
Wells and Balfour Lloyd as 'two por- 
ters. Their cleverly agile dances 
pleased as much as did the "dance of 
the servants" or "Chian ti," another trio 
number. 

The chorus was not noted for voices,' 
but for good looks, the charming 
gowns they wore and the pleasant 
steps they took. The music has a few 
especially attractive numbers of the 
usual style of Mr. Friml's compositions. 
"I Love You Dear" proved the most at- 
tractive. "Why Don't You Speak for 
Yourself, John?" was not only pretty, 
but well staged in imitation of the 
famous Puritan saying. Somehow Mr. 
Friml's music did not occupy as promi- 
nent a place in the importance of the 
evening s success as it might have. 

Besides Miss Painter as widow were 
Dorothy South as the real wife; Jose- 
phine Whitall as a costumer with 
fetching gowns ; Ursula Ellsworth as • 
a withered squeaking aunt; Helen 
Marqua in the pose of a daughter with 
ancient costumes; Curtis Karpe as an 
Italian grocer; Joseph Lectora in the 
hero role of naval attache; Ralph 
Whitehead, the husband returned from 
the army in France; Alexander Clark, 
a woman hating solicitor; and James 
Dunn, a clever butler. Jessica Brown 
danced and sang under the title of 
"Jessica." The cast made up in voices 
for any deficiencies of the chorus. 

"Gloriana" was announced for a New 
York opening, Sept. 23, but owing to 
the inability of John Cort finding a 
desirable theatre for it by that date, 
it will play two weeks in Philadelphia 
before reaching Broadway. 

"'Gloriana" is in Washington this 
week. It was reported that the show 
in which Klaw & Erlanger are inter- 
ested with Mr. Cort may play at the 
Amsterdam or Liberty, when reaching 
New York. 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



"Moon.hine" (2). 

Dramatic. / 

17 Mine; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Palace. 

It surprised some to notice that the 
title of Edmund Hayes' new playlet 
was billed over his name, especially so 
since Hayes is reported to have bought 
the sketch from Arthur Hopkins, the 
quoted price being $5,000. "Moonshine" 
is the main billing, Mr. Hayes being 
"with" it, assisted by one other player, 
Richard Hutchins, and Mr. Hopkins is 
credited with presenting it. Those who 
' expected to see the long familiar come- 
dian of "A Wise Guy" and "The Piano 
Movers" in a new laugh .vehicle of low 
comedy lines were even more surprised. 
"Moonshine" is an extreme opposite. 
A playlet first presented at a Lambs' 
Gambol, attracting attention at the 
time, it is an episode in the life of a 
mountain moonshiner, a type of Ken- 
tucky citizen that is a feudist, one who 
is brought up to distill illicit whiskey 
and kill others of his kind, not be- 
-cause thejr had wronged him, but just 
because his father was " feudist and 
his father's father before him. The 
moonshiner, Luke by name, enters 
pushing ahead of him a man who is 
suspected to be a revenue agent and 
who has been roughed by the "boys" 
who caught him hanging around the 
stills. The old man calls him "Mr. 
Revenue" and tells him that he is to be 
killed, merely because he is a revenue 
agent. One of that kind named Jim 
Dunn had already put four of the boys 
behind the bars. The revenue man 
tells Luke that he has heard about him 
and his killing of 12 of the Crosbys. 
Luke says that is a lie. He had. only 
killed six, Then there were no more 
Crosbys. The revenue man tells Luke 
he is glad he is to be killed, for he had 
. been trying to commit suicide for a 
long time, only he didn't have the 
nerve. His speeches of what might 
come after death and the urging upon 
the old moonshiner to at last snuff him 
out, works on the imagination of Luke, 
who at the finish not only refuses to 
kill "Mr. Revenue," but insists that 
his erstwhile prisoner give a hearty 
laugh, and lends him his horse to ride 
to town. Before leaving the revenue 
man writes his name on the only piece 
of paper in the shack, and when Luke 
finally spells it out, he discovers that 
the man who wanted to'be killed, but 
whom he chased away was none other 
than Jim Dunn, whom the boys "want- 
ed" so much. In other words the clev- 
er revenue agent had used psychology 
upon the crude mind of Luke and won 
out. "Moonshine" is interesting, which 
about lets it out. Possessed of a punch 
it might be lifted to heights. More 
than the story is the characterization 
of Luke by Mr. Hayes, who does a fine 
portrayal. He entered into the spirit 
of the role so earnestly that he grew" 
a beard to make the moonshiner nat- 
ural, and he certainly looks the part. 
The lighting can be improved on, for 
(he act is played in a far too bright 
light for the interior of a mountain 
shack. Ibee. 



Lalitte Ward Davis. 
"The American Girl." 
16 Mint.; Two. 
Hipp, San Francisco. 

Lalitte Ward Davis, a young girl of 
pleasing personality, has a timely pa- 
triotic novelty. Opening before a vel- 
vet drop and a "prop" book about 
seven feet high. The book represents 
the history of the U. S. as per the title 
on the cover. The turn consists of ex- 
cerpts quoted from the Declaration of 
Independence and speeches of Presi- 
dents Madison, Lincoln and Wilson. 
Each period from the Pilgrims to the 
present is appropriately costumed with 
the changes' being made quickly 
through stepping behind the book. For 
each speech, the portrait of the orig- 
inal speaker, president of that period, 
is revealed in the book. Her lines are 
spoken clearly and effectively. 



Ed. Aveling. 

"The Cheerful Pessimist" (Monolog). 

17 Mine; One. 

Fifth Ave. 

Ed "Chappie" Aveling, of Aveling 
and Lloyd. When a rich girl from the 
west coast led Al Lloyd down the 
church aisle to the wedlock melody, Al 
left Ed fiat upon the theatrical high- 
ways. So Ed. looked about him, won- 
dering whether a "single" would suit 
him and then picked a very live one 
in the person of Aaron Hoffman to 
write a monolog. Ed. very probably 
advised Hoffman along the lines deem- 
ed suitable, for the style of using in- 
itials in mentioning things and per- 
sons—mostly the latter— is retained. 
That is the only similarity to the pat- 
ter when Aveling worked double and 
the material itself is all new, bright 
and laughingly funny. The only other 
feature retained is Ed's soft southern 
accent. He enters to a raggy tune and 
lighted "segar," doing a bit of "shim- 
my" until the orchestra is through. 
There is a reason, for he immediately 
• launches into comment ,on the kind 
of a life a dancing fellow leads, who 
has a valet dress him in the morning, 
sends for his "dirty Stutz," grabs some 
air in the park, dines with a pretty girl, 
who bothers him while eating by hold- 
ing his hand, goes to a show and then 
more dancing with pretty girls and 
finally home at three or four, only to 
wake up and do the same thing next 
day. How anyone could lead such a 
"horrible" life, Ed can't figure, he hav- 
ing been brought up by the highest 
judges. But they all have the same 
bum finish— go off and get married. 
Personally Ed thought he had bad luck 
with women, for he was able to pick 
up more tramps than the Salvation 
Army. Everyone he gets seems to be 
a W. S. (window stopper), who ex- ' 
claims, "Oh look at the diamonds!,' 
"Look at the shoes I" "See that fellow 
toss the flannel cakes I" One of his 
girls had the B. H. (birthday habit) 
and he looked her over and finally 
bought her a nice set of teeth. But he 
met a B. P. (big policeman), a kind of 
a gal you can hear coming and shows 
a lot for your money. He had recently, 
however, met a real sweet, patriotic, 
nice, quiet and thirsty, a regular B. C. 
(booze camel), who drank enough last 
night to see her through the first two 
years of prohibition. She looked good 
to him, Ed. said, after he had about 
60 highballs. He finished with a 
rhymed affair called "The Kaiser of 
Hell," getting quite oratorical near the 
finish and letting his cigar go out'. This 
seemed a bit out of tune with his other 
matter, but it does very nicely and 
went over with a bang at the Fifth 
Ave. There can be no question about 
the worth of Aveling's monolog nor 
his value as a single. He is "in" easily 
and has the best monolog of several 
seasons. Maybe his Draft Board will 
allow him to air it for a spell. Ibee. 



Tozart. 

Oil Sketching. 

13 Mini.; Full Stage (Studio). 

Tozart enters on a dark stage, 
dressed :n semi-tramp attire. He finds 
himself in a studio and remarks he was 
in his better days a painter. He paints 
in oils, as the lights go up, on can- 
vasses. Tozart talks With a slight Irish 
brogue. He also talks too much, for 
the conversation ladled out has no. 
point. A recitation is mixed in with it. 
For a finish Tozart mentions his great 
picture, "Solitude," and says he will 
again paint it, rapidly sketching a win- 
ter landscape under the spot light. It 
secures some applause. For an en- 
core, there is a deft manipulation of 
the paint brush, and when the touches 
are completed, the former landscapes 
spells out "God Speed Pershing to Vic- 
tory." It's a big applause finish for an 
interesting bit. If Tozart can brighten 
and lighten up the earlier part of his 
turn, the finish will carry him over 
almost anywhere. He should run the 
act in about 10 minutes. tiime. 



DeWolf Girls. 

"Clothes, Clothes, Clothes" (Songs 

and Dances). 
15 Mins.; One (Special Drop), and Full 

Stage (Special Set). 
Fifth Avenue. 

A "clothes" turn, as the title tells, 
and "clothes" for a vaudeville act is 
far* from new. Nor do these acts that 
bear down so heavily upon the dress- 
ing, where girls only are concerned, 
seem to consider that in vaudeville 
among the audiences are generally an 
equal portion of men, if they do not 
more often predominate. Men have 
no high interest in "clothes." If the 
girls look nice, that's enough. So in 
this sort of an act the principals may 
lose half the audience unless their ma- 
terial is strong enough to stand off 
the dressing. That is seldom so. 
Where the mounting is prodigious 
there is generally a deficiency else- 
where. Many an act has tried to brave 
it through on the "production end." 
This seems so with the DeWolf Girls, 
formerly known as Capitola and Geor- 
gette. They ' sing and dance, wear 
clothes, making a couple of the 
changes before the audience as inter- 
esting as the gowns themselves may 
be attractive. The act is really a 
clothes cycle. The girls go from "one" 
before a special woodland drop where 
they they are costumed as Red Riding 
Hoods to display the changes in wo- 
men's dress up to the present day.. 
They do the latter in a curtained par- 
lor scene, which contains a "maid" 
or so, one of the maids having a couple 
of lines all by herself in a phone con- 
versation. Tnat was a big moment. 
Bu.t_she got through it, not forgetting 
"to take the receiver off the hook and 
leave it off. Then one of the girls 
came waltzing on, sincring someone 
wanted her on the pho;ie. After she 
had sung that around the apron, she 
went over to answer the call. So 
everyone knew it wasn't any more im- 
portant, the call or the song, than the 
lyric -and business made of it. There 
is a "clothes" refrain that runs through 
the act, ending up individual bits, even 
when ■ in evening gowns, the girls 
danced to the "Humoresque" after . 
singing another song, when they also 
changed their hair-dressing to obtain 
a further "society" effect. The act has 
been made very dressy and the pTo^ 
duction is expensive, although the 
opening in "one" together with the 
drop were superfluous. The girls could 
start the act in the full set. It's a bit 
too much detail in these days of trans- 
portation and economy. Included 
among the costuming is a riding habit 
and a Quaker costume, also a boudoir 
outfit of flimsy material. The turn 
will have to have a showing before a 
big time house for a better line. At 
the Fifth Avenue there didn't seem to 
be enough backbone to the material to 
back up the setting and dressing. 

Sime. 



Delano and Pike. 

Juggling, Dances and Acrobatic. 

10 Mini.; Three. 

Two men in neat summer attire are 
Delano and Pike. They open like other 
acrobats without saying anything, but 
start a good double dance, followed by 
some juggling and a dance, by the tall- 
er man while continuing juggling the 
clubs. They close with clever acrobatic 
tricks that earned round after round 
of applause. The turn is pleasing and 
should do an opening or closing spot in 
the better house. 



Jos. Dunn and Co. (1) 
Wire Walking. 
8 Mins., Three. 

Joe Dunn assisted by a girl have as 
neat a wire walking act as could be 
wanted for a spot on the big or small 
time. He goes through the routine 
with a snap and works' as easily on 
the wire as if on the ground. The 
girl goes through a light routine at the 
opening and adds to the appearance. 



Doris Dare. 

Songs. 

14 Mint.; One. 

Fifth Avenue. 

Doris Dane in a "single turn" seems 
to have especially written material. 
T »e striking part of the songs is that 
while the ' melodies seem reminiscent 
more or less (other than those melodies 
interpolated), they are very melodious. 
This aids the singer and Miss Dare 
aids j herself, immeasurably. She has a 
good voice, decided personality, of the 
appealing sort, can certainly put over 
a number, is a pretty brunet, and quick- 
ly reaches the house after appearing. 
Her first number has a descriptive 
opening of the usual sort, that she is 
there to do her best, which the billing 
foretold, and then goes into a-popular 
numbered medley that sounds specially 
written. "Take the First Man That 
Comes Along" is a comedy lyric of 
good points and very well handled by 
Miss Dare for the laughs that she re- 
ceived. The "Victrola" song is an idea 
that could be better worked out a bit 
in study, to give a record imitation 
in part, and there is a comedy in this. 
"The Older We Grow" is the weak sis- 
ter of the turn, unless the Fifth Avenue 
crowd failed to grasp it in toto. It also 
calls for a mature makeup of mien and 
hair that could not be called wholly 
becoming to a young girl, although 
Miss Dare effected the change in ex- 
pression so well she seemed a different 
person when reappearing with the grey 
at the sides of her templex. The final 
number, a "phone" song, written to 
the melody of "Casey Jones," with a 
patriotic kick for its finish, hit the 
house hard, almost holding up the per- 
formance, although it was not cer- 
tain it was the song alone that did it. 
The house liked Miss Dare, even much 
more so- than some of her songs, but 
the combination is a good one and suit- 
able for the No. 4 spot on the big 
time, the position given the girl at the 
Fifth Avenue the first half. Miss Dare 
must have had previous stage expe- 
rience in singing songs. She could not 
put them over as she does otherwise, 
and it is probable she was known for- 
merly as Dorothy Meuther. With a 
slight change in routine and some ad- 
vice secured to cover up the slight 
waits now required for her attractive 
changes of costume, Doris Dare will 
become a standard big time single turn. 

Sim. 



"That's a Bet." 

Sketch. 

19 Mins.; Three (Special Set). 

Two wome.n and a man working in 
a back room of a cafe set have a pass- 
able turn for the better small-time 
houses. The act is about a bet between 
a man and a woman to show that all 
women hajre hearts regardless of their 
position in life. It's a case of double- 
crossing one after another with the 
woman finally winning the money. The 
turn is too long, causing it to drag in 
spots; but the work of the three in 
the cast is fair. When cut down and 
running smoothly it may make the 
smaller big-time houses. 



Regal and Moore. 
Talk and Acrobatics. 
12.Mins.| One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Very much like the former turn of 
Regal and Bender with the two cork- 
ing acrobatic tricks on the ropes at 
the finish sending the turnover with 
a smash. It opens with the two men 
singing about the different varieties 
of vaudeville, they doing nothing 
with this end until reaching the acro- 
batic portion where they are at home. 
One sings rather well for an acrobat 
and both talk in a rather nice way, 
also considering. Their finish for the 
first section is weak but draws enough 
to allow them to return for their real 
act, which is the encore of those two 
tricks. That will carry them across 
anywhere. Blme. 



NEW ACTS 



W £ E K 



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"Pretty Baby" (19). 

Musical Tabloid. 

43 Mint.; Full Stage and One. 

"Pretty Baby" is what is known as a 
musical tabloid. It appears to have 
been produced for the smaller vaude- 
ville houses and will- be successful 
there if judged by the manner the 
Fifth Avenue audience took to it last 
Thursday matinee (its opening show at 
that house). There are four princi- 
pals, two women and two men, and a 
chorus of 14 girls. Several of the 
choristers look real young *and a few 
of those are pretty. There is a straight 
man who does well enough as such, 
but the dependence of the turn is in 
a juvenile, a comedian, who has no 
material of his own to work with, nor 
has he acquired an individuality or in- 
dividual style. At the opening as a 
butler and always wearing his hat, 
even in a parlor, his style for the most 
part, in dressing and action recalls 
Victor Moore, barfing a Frank Tinney 
bit of speech. Later he is the -leader 
of a bit in "one" during a change in 
the sets when the old burlesque piece 
of business . of the "pocketbook" and 
"$300" was given, to the huge amuse- 
ment of the audience. No especial 
blame should attach to the "Pretty 
Baby" company for digging up this 
old sorig, since "The Follies" two sea- 
sons ago found it convenient for use 
in that $2 show. There's no "book" 
other than the frayed thread of the 
flirtatious husband who tells his wife 
there_is another fellow of the same 
name, and so on. Neither is there any 
special music. Popular songs are used, 
sung fairly well for a tab and with an 
accompanying chorus movement, of the 
usual sort. The chorus at the opening 
remains on for the first three num- 
bers in the same costumes. Later they 
are behind a ballad singer and move 
about as the leader sings the first 
verse. That's not the accepted form 
in burlesque. Besides there's an im- 
mense flag as a drop and a big red 
fire finish, with the second part run- 
ning through limply. The house 
brought the principals out for a cou- 
ple of bows. It's not a big time tab, 
although there's no telling whether the 
big time won't take it, for it mns 45 
minutes, about. That's quite a while, 
if the salary is right, and the big time 
may consider time and salary before 
it does class, quality or merit. "Pretty 
Baby" is the kind of a tab that you 
might expect to see, knowing it came 
in from out of town and was hot pro- 
duced for a New York showing. The 
only expense of production is for the 
costumes and scenery. The costuming 
runs like the rest, fair, but the en- 
semble of 19 people in all (perhaps one 
the carpenter) makes a good solid 
crowd upon the stage. fflme. 



Mile. Marguerite and Gill. 

Songs and Dances. 

14 Miiis.; One and Full Stage (Special 

Drops).. 
Fifth Ave. 

This couple have been appearing in 
the west for some months, although the 
appearance of their costumes denotes 
newness. . Marguerite appears alona-for 
the first half of the turn, she coming 
from the curtained centre of the front 
drop for a single, a number something 
about her "Dangerous Eyes," and us- 
ing-* French accent which she main- 
tains throughout. She goes through 
the curtain, which discloses a dressing 
table for a costume change, although 
the actual changing is not visible. The 
second number is a Spanish dance. A 
third change has her starting a num- 
ber, then chattering with Gill, who is 
in the orchestra leader's place. Gill 
takes to the stage and they go into 
full stage for a waltz, neat but usual. 
A sort of military fox-trot follows and 
then for a finish in "one" they walk 
across the stage, Marguerite in wed- 
ding dress. The reason for the last bit 
isn't clear, unless to show the girl's 
costume. The dressing, which is the 
"long" feature of the act, is very neat, 
Marguerite flashing several tasteful 
rigs. They can stand something in the 
way of material, however, and until 
then cannot make the bigger houses. 

Ibee. • 



Mason and Gwynne. 

Talk and Songs. 

13 Min«.; One (Special Drop). 

Fifth Avenue. 

Mason and Gwynne arc in blackface. 
They talk, sing and whistle. The talk 
is mostly at the opening, about noth- 
ing in particular excepting the man's 
dirty linen suit. He says he has worn 
it for years and so it looks. But there 
is so much of the dialog hinged upon 
the linen outfit that the act could not 
well change either, for they secure 
laughs from the talk. When the 
woman retires -to give the stage to her 
partner alone, he sings and dances 
about and around "Tillie Lee," followed 
by the young woman, who returns in 
the same tailor made, singing a ballad. 
At the conclusion of the ballad she 
imitates a cornet and for the finish 
when the man is singing a "blues," site 
whistles the accompaniment. Her bal- 
lad could be replaced by a better one 
or a different type of song, but she is 
a very pleasant appearing girl, even 
under her brown make up, and sets off 
the act nicely, as well by her straight 
work as in appearance. The man is 
gingery in dancing and the aqt does 
fairly just now. It could be bettered 
Both will handle better material satis- 
factorily and the girl especially might 
be fitted. «Sf»"e. 



Canfield and Cohen. 
Songs and Patter. 
IS Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

Two men. One handles Jewish 
comedy, with sputtering, confusion of 
the King's English and continual show- 
ing of resentment of "straight's" re- 
marks. The "straight" is some talker 
and changes his chatter constantly, 
with everything running to slang and 
some new rings given to the joshes he 
slaps at his partner. Everything they 
say is distinctly heard, with the Amer- 
ican crowd enjoying the turn. Men 
also sing well, but rely mostly on their 
verbal exchange. Act can't miss in the 
pop houses. Mark. 

Lillian Teece. 

Songs. 

15 Mins.; One. 

23rd Street. 

Looking neat in an evening gown, 
Lillian Teece used four songs Tuesday 
night, all baltads, and received good 
returns. She has a pleasing singing 
voice, looks well in her gowns, and 
that's about all needed, as her work 
is that of an ordinary early spot wom- 
an single. The ballads are of the best, 
put over nicely and should keep her 
gqing in the three-a-day houses. 



Sherlock Sisters and Jimmie Foley. 
Songs and Dances. 
16 Mins.; Two. 
Fifth Avenue. 

The Sherlock Sisters are likely doing 
in thus turn what they very recently 
did when with Jimmie Casson. Now 
they have Jimmie Foley, formerly of 
Foley and O'Neil. The sisters need 
someone else beside themselves. They 
appear to realize that, so it remains 
up to Mr. Foley, who does extremely 
well. He sings and dances, as do the 
girls, but he does it much the better, 
of course. They have one trio number 
about lumps of sugar, finishing with a 
"Carolina", song and dance, also open- 
ing as a trio, after which there is a 
single, then a double and all take turns 
in singing "Daddy," the second Sher- 
lock sister to do the verse doing it the 
best. Mr. Foley has the requisites for 
a singing and dancing juvenile in 
musical comedy, if the draft doesn't 
intervene. He has come forward rap- 
idly since of the rqale team, has ap- 
pearance, a certain ease that would be 
improved under skilful stage direction 
and looks very good for a future. He 
holds up this turn, which at its best as 
at present framed, cannot go so very 
high in big time circles. The Shcr- 
locks are good lookers and dressers. 
That is what holds them in. Sime. 



Harry Tenney and Co. (1). 
Songs and Piano. 
20 Mins.; One. 
American. 

Harry Tenney may have been born 
in the show business. He may have 
been an entertainer long ago, but his 
appearance at the American Monday 
night indicated he was more of a "song 
plugger." His partner, a male, played 
the piano, and also did a song alone. 
Every number the boys used was intro- 
duced as a new one. The boys went 
along quietly until the singer pulled 
an announcement that he was going 
to give away $2 worth of music to the 
person giving the best account of him- 
self with the chorus of a "brand new 
song" entitled "I Am Glad That I Can 
Make You Cry." Upstairs and down 
several men and women tackled the 
chorus, for the most parts all plants 
save one. The American audience ap- 
plauded vigorously for more. The song 
tacks and tails so closely to the "I'm 
Sorry I Made You Cry" ballad that the 
similarity of style and rhythm is strik- 
ing. The' "plugging" was the best rea- 
son Tenney was down where he was 
on the bill. Mark - 



Ezra Matthews and Co. (2). 
"Quick Sales" (Comedy). 
15 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Drop). 
Fifth Ave. 

Last time out Ezra Matthews ap- 
peared in a Hugh Herbert playlet call- 
ed "Prosperity." The new sketch is by 
Will Cressy, produced by Jos. Hart. It 
opens in "one" Matthews and Miss 
Blakeney singing "Give Me the Moon- 
light." They are lovers, but her rich 
dad (Dean Raymond) has frowned on 
the boy, saying that when he can show 
that he has made $100,000 he can have 
his daughter. The young pair plan to 
get the hundred "thou" from father. 
Int. j full stage dad is seen at his desk 
and the boy also in the office, he being 
an assistant. An oil land deal is to be 
swung by the financier, but it is first 
necessary to get a parcel held in the 
name of one Brown. The latter's office 
is shown in part, curtained off on the 
side and supposed to be some distance 
away. When the financier calls Brown's 
office, the girl answers the phone, say- 
ing that Brown is away, but that she 
has been instructed as to the price of 
the land. The phone conversation, 
which the young man manages to get 
in on with assuring advices to his 
sweetheart to keep up the price, fur- 
nishes the most of the comedy. Of 
course the young pair win, the act get- 
ting farcical at the finish, which is a 
trifle hurried in dialog and develop- 
ment. More laugh s would help "Quick 
Sales" a lot Not hefty enough for the 
bigger houses, but should do in pop. 

Ibee. 



The Belldays. 
Knockabout Skit. 
12 Mins.; Interior. 

The Belldays, man and woman, 
knockabout comedians, although Amer- 
icans, have been playing abroad for 
the past 15 years and are presenting 
their act for the first time in New York. 
It is a little of many things, in the 
form of a sketch. At rise the woman 
enters attired as eccentric maid and 
develops that her mistress is out. Song 
and' eccentric dance. New dress for 
the mistress is delivered. "I'll put it 
on." Exits. Enter man, intoxicated, 
attired in evening clothes. He is the 
servant of the bachelor upstairs, had 
put on his master's suit and gone on a 
spree. Finds himself in wrong flat and 
about to depart when maid re-enters, 
pretending she is the mistress, he as- 
suming the manners of his master. 
Maid becomes very much entangle! in 
train of the gown, etc. She: "Oh 
you're Mr. Seymour, the vaudeville 
star. Let me see you act." He does 
some juggling and hoop rolling for 
about two minutes. They confess they 
are deceiving one another and reveal 
their identities. He sings, more knock- 
about, finish with a dance at the con- 
clusion of which he tosses her through 
a lifesize "painting" on. an easel. Not 
a dull moment from the rise to the fall 
of the drop. Story developed in a 
minimum amount of words and all the 
most rapid kind of knockabout slap- 
stick, low comedy action. At Proc- 
tor's 58th Street the second part of 
last week the audience enjoyed it im- 
mensely judging by the applause and 
the number of "bows" the turn re- 
ceived. / ol0 * 



Al Tucker. 
Novelty Violinist. 
9 Mins.; One. 
Fifth Ave. 

About half a dozen seasons ago 
Tucker did a single turn with a fiddle. 
Afterwards he teamed with Reed, but 
is now single again, with a different 
routine, however, than when out alone 
before. He uses a white violin, playing 
it in all manner of fashions. The first 
position of holding the bow between 
the knees and drawing the fiddle back 
and forth is Trovato's style. But that 
is only a bit. He holds the bow in his 
teeth and even contrives to fasten it 
for a moment under or in one of his 
ears. He also has a number of posi- 
tions where he has the violin stationary 
and plies the bow and once with the 
fiddle held between the knees, a very 
good imitation of the cello was done. 
Tucker goes to show that violin play- 
ing is easy, not the difficult task it is 
made out to be by the virtuoso. He 
is safe for the early section of better 
pop bills. I^ee. 



"Rocky Fais" («). 

Wild West. 

20 Mins.; Full- Stage (Special; Ek» 

terior). 
American Roof. 

The "Rocky Pass" outfit featuref 
Helen and Mill Dill, youthful ropers, 
with both a billing and stage an. 
nouncement that they are formerly ol 
the 101 Ranch. Their work bespeaks 
ranch life at or least long familiarity 
with the rope, young Milt's work being 
a feature. This smooth-faced, boyish 
lassoist is really the props of the turn, 
although there is a hard try for comedy 
by the oldest member and a number of 
songs offered in quartet style and by 
the older of the two women. While 
the singing got returns, the act held 
attention through the -lariat work of 
young Dill. The girl, Helen, also 
works some stunts with a short-length- 
ed rope. One man, the tenor, affects 
an effeminate style for funmaking pur- 
poses, but it does not succeed as pro- 
portionately as anticipated. Pop 
houses will no doubt' enjoy the turn 
thoroughly. The woman's solo .follow- 
ing the boy's work with the lasso 
stopped the speed of the turn. It 
should come earlier. Mark. 



Eugene Emriett. 
Irish Songr 
11 Mins,' ^ne. 

' Eugene Emmctt sings only Irish 
songs, has a well laid out list of that 
character, including two announced 
numbers of 20 years, ago, Chauncey 01- 
cott's "Mother" song and J. K. Em- 
mett's "Silver Moon" yodel. The en- 
core number sung by Mr. Emmett to 
close was not strong enough. He's a 
good looking young fellow with a very 
pleasant voice, but appears- to be taking 
considerable upon himself attempting a 
"single" if he wants to make the big 
time. When Mr. Emmett was around 
some seasons ago he left the impres- 
sion that as a part of a two-act with 
a girl, he would do very well and that 
impression remains, or else in a sing- 
ing sketch. Mr. Emmett should get 
over quite easily if properly fitted. He 
may go along as a single in (he manner 
framed, but will hardly reach the' 
vaudeville importance he could other- 
wise, filme. 



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SHOW REVIEWS 



LOEWS METROPOLITAN. 

Brooklyn, noted for having produced The 
Brooklyn "Eagle" and being a part of New 
York, had an "opening" Monday night, when 
Marcus Loew presented It with a new theatre, 
Loew'a Metropolitan. One-half ot Brooklyn 
seemed to bo In the theatre and the other 
half on the outside, wanting to get In. The 
Metropolitan seats between 4,200 and 4,300 
people, on two floors. The orchestra holds 
2,050 and the floor above 1,400. Added to 
which la the capacity of the many boxes and 
the number of seats yet uncounted up to Mon- 
day night. There are 42 rows of much breadth 
downstairs. ' 

The first impression received when enter- 
ing the theatre proper and noting that the 
Stage is about a block away Is tbat "talking 
acts" In this house of vaudeville and pictures 
will have to use mogaphones. But this did not 
appear to be a fact during the performance, 
although one turn witb talk in it failed to 
register very strongly, while another, pre- 
viously always certain of a prescribed number 
of laughs, fell below the customarily guaran- 
teed total. "Sight" and "dumb" acts, how- 
ever, are apt to be favorod In the booking. 

The Metropolitan as a structure and a the- 
atre is a $2 house if ever there were one, and 
It's selling entertainment at the usual Loew 
scale, 10-15-25, slightly tilted for Sunday. 
The theatre is imposing and Justifies Its name, 
even In comparison with the Metropolitan 
Opera House, New York. The rear of the 
mezzanine floor, with its many highly finished 
rooms, is somewhat fashioned after the simi- 
lar arrangement at the Met. 

Marcus Loew has poured money Into the 
Metropolitan — and In war times. He ex- 
plained tbat when urged to the stage through 
the remarks of N. C- Oranlund, the Loew 
press agent, who did most of the Introductory 
talking of the evening. Mr. Loew said the 
Loew Circuit Intended to give Brooklyn the 
very best, and though we declared war about 
the same time, he and his associates concluded 
to go through with their original plans under 
the belief America would finish the war about 
the same time they finished the theatre. That 
the theatre was finished three wecKs ahead of 
the war, added Mr. Loew, was their error. 

Everyone who spoke about the Metropolitan 
on tbe stage called It magnificent. Edward 
Rlegelman, President ot tbe Borough, said It 
was the best and most magnificent theatre 
for the best and most magnificent people, 
meaning Brooklyn. Mr. Rlegelman Is a great 
booster for Brooklyn, and incidentally men- 
tioned Mr. Loew. After hearing him, you 
know why be la the President of the Borough. 
The house la richly built. Everything 
seemed complete Monday night. There is a 
lighting effect from varied colored lens that 
Is changed, dimmed and glowing during the 
overture, giving tbe theatre a very classy 
atmosphere before the curtain goes up. The 
lights shiuo on columned arches holding the 
front boxes, while on either side of the pros- 
cenium at the top of bronze untitled tablets 
is a clock, the only thing In the theatre at 
the opening not In operation. The electric 
connection for the clocks had not been made. 
As a single example of tbe lavlsbness of the 
furnishings, after the wealth of construction 
forces Itself to the fore, may be cited tbe 
men's smoking room. It's in heavy dark 
walnut and takes the lead of all theatre rooms 
of that sort. To the rear of the orchestra 
and on the wall of the theatre at the edge of 
tbe large oval opening from the floor above 
is a painting In oils, surrounded by a gold 
frame, composing, a very effective picture In 
Itself and to the" appearance. The lobby lead- 
ing to Fulton street is marblellzed and 
spacious without being space wasted The 
location of the Metropolitan Is on Fulton 
street, between Smith street and Gallatin 
place, the site of tbe former A. D. Matthews 
department store. 

The standard preliminaries on a Loew first 
night were gone through with in Brooklyn, 
marking the premiere of the Loew Circuit's 
biggest and best house, apexlng the theatre 
building of this popular priced vaudeville cir- 
cuit that started with nothing and now owns 
houses running Into the millions. Loew cer- 
tainly has no theatre around New .York, ot 
bis many, that can equal the Metropolitan. 
If his Orpheum, Boston, even approaches It, 
Loew should move the Orpheum Into Times 
square. The Metropolitan not alone stands 
up among the best of all vaudeville theatres 
but among any theatres. It's another case of 
where It's worth tbe money to see the house. 
After a large orchestra had played "The 
Star Spangled Banner" to an audience that 
had bought out the house before the box 
office opened that evening, Julls Steger ap- 
peared, and with a few appropriate remarks 
appertaining to the subject at hand. Intro- 
duced Anna Case, the operatic star, to dedi- 
cate in sone the new Metropolitan. Miss Case, 
comely and gracious, sang three numbers, ac- 
companied by Gilbert Ross at the piano. Mr. 
Ross composed two of the songs, "The Dawn" 
and "Robin." Miss Case stopped the show be- 
fore It started. The house was with her to 
every man and woman, end she bad to sing 
another, "The Battle Hymn or the Republic," 
or a war lyric set to "Glory, Glory. Hal- 
lelujah," with the bouse Joining In the chorus 
at her request. 

Then the regular vaudeville bill of the 
theatre for the 'first half, consisting • of five 
nets, commenced, with Plplfax nnd Pnnlo open- 
ing In their Rice and Prevost act, tbe turn 
tickling the children In the audience, who 
made tbat known by their loud laughter. Tbe 
Brown Sisters, two girls with accordions, 
second, did very nicely. The Four Enter- 
tainers followed, doing little excepting with 
a solo, "Boy of Mine," and sliding away fast 
with their minetrel end-men Jokes, one ot 
the quartet being In blackface. They sim- 



mered to nil at the finish. Next were Jos. 
E. Bernard and Co. In "Wno Is She?" their 
standard laughing turn that should have 
made Brooklynites bowl and didn't. How far 
the dialog reached In tbe large place couldn't 
1 be determined. Mr. Bernard pitched his voice 
for a long reach, but the pantomime of the 
playlet brought the moat. 

Anna Chandler, with Sydney Langfeld at the 
piano, closed the show proper. Miss Chandler 
had a new act and dress. Sae did not change 
the gown. Her first two songs were by Mr. 
Langfeld. Tbe pianist opened the aet with a 
rhyme about Miss Chandler. Her first number 
was called "Cecelia," with a verse of the parlor 
singer ot the high and faulty notes, and other 
verses draped alongside for light effect Nothing 
remarkable about it excepting It gave her the 
opening. Miss Chandler next sang Mr. Lang- 
fold's best number, "A Hard Luck Story," a 
"fly" song of the poor but. good gtrl with a 
longing, a lyric tbat was amazingly In accord 
with many Irene Franklin has done, and Miss 
Chandler at times during it appeared to be 
giving an imitation of Miss Franklin, vocally. 
Tbe closing lines were: 
' "Now that I've been wearing this hat all 
season 
I am at last willing to listen to reason — 
I've lota of luck— but It's all bad." 

Miss Chandler then sang "Smiles" with 
some talk, doing very well with It, used 
"I'm Sorry, Dear," with a special version, 
then "I Wish I Could Sleep Until My Daddy 
Comes Home," a new war lullalby ballad, and 
closed with "Dancing Mose," that sounded 
like a new and published war rag. Miss Chand- 
ler got away over for his first appearance on 
tbe Loew Circuit She remains tbe full week 
at the Metropolitan. 

Mr. Oranlund then bounded forth, Qran- 
lund must live in Brooklyn. Someone ap- 
plauded him, though his name was not men- 
tioned, though he mentioned all the others to 
follow. About midway in the performance 
two boys In khaki had entered Marcus Lcew's 
stage box. The house noted and it com- 
menced to be rumored over the theatre that 
Irving Berlin Was one of them. When Oran- 
lund commenced to talk about a song writer 
in uniform, the audience burst Into applause 
and Mr. Berlin walked on the stage, to sing 
"I Hate to Get Vp," Mr. Berlin (always with 
his head on his shoulders) Introduced his 
piano accompanist as Private Bert Grant. Mr. 
Berlin Is very familiar with applause, but 
he won't forget tbat Brooklyn demonstration 
in a hurry. 

Oranlund said that It was but 10 years be- 
fore that Marcus Loew had commenced his 
vaudeville career, and In Brooklyn, with the 
Royal, only a block distant seating 729. 
It was that, added Granlund, tbat brought 
about the Metropolitan. But Loew and Oran- 
lund had failed to rehearse, for Mr. Loew 
said It was a letter from an 11-year old 
girl, received by him after the "Journal" 
made him a millionaire In the first edition 
one day. The girl wrote, Bald Mr. Loew, that 
she read he had built theatres in every city 
and /why miss Brooklyn. So it was. Mr. 
Loew exited on applause with his happy 
thought about finishing the war and theatre 
simultaneously. Just before the boss builder 
showed, Mollle King tripped on, Invitingly 
presented by Oranlund, and Miss King looked 
as happy as she was pretty, doing her original 
turn In vaudeville after coming hack from 
filmland. With so many high salaried film 
people In the house, her remarks anent the 
change must have been peculiarly Interest- 
ing. 

Several of the picture stars were intro- 
duced and stood up when applauded, and they 
all were more er less, the lesser applause com- 
ing toward the ending of this period when 
the hands of the people must have been verr 
red. The first to be mentioned were the Lee 
Children, and they were almost cheered. Then 
Madge Evans, another child who slipped over 
a short speech. Following were Betty Blytbe, 
Agnes Ayres, Harry Morey, Alice Joyce, "Wal- 
ter McVail, Gladys Leslie, Corrinne Griffith, 
Virginia Pearson (speech). Marguerite Snow, 
Doris Kenyon, Carl vie Blnckwell (speech). 
During the Introductions others responding were 
Carl Laemmle. with Ralph DePalma and Ted 
Kid Lewis as specials, Adolph Zukor closing 
the show, before 'The Hun Within" «tarted as 
the film feature nearly at 11. Sime. 

PALACE. 

Monday was the second opening day holi- 
day this month. Two weeks ago Labor Day 
was a guaranteed sell out, but the current 
Monday In the two performances drew even 
more people. That because ot the Jewish 
Dny of Atonement, a holy day and not sup- 
posed to be given over to entertainment — at 
least not at matinee. The afternoon per- 
formance was sold out by noon and there was 
a line for several hours buying for the night 
show. Matinee saw the standee ropes used, 
and while it was not quite that heavy in the 
evening, Jimmy McBrlde admitted his fingers 
were sore from tearing coupons at the door. 

At night over 60 per cent, of the bill went 
over for hits, the Avon Comedy Four, .Ruth 
Roye, Wlliams nnd WolfUs, Bowman and 
Shean and Valeska Suratt easily mnklng that 
score. The quartet, however, "mopped up" 
over all others. The Avons have been heading 
for n continuous playing record In vaude- 
ville, but they side-stepped for a few weeks 
to dally with Fannie Brlce In "Why Worry?" 
They didn't dally very long. Even before the 
piece exited, they had themselves outfitted 
with a new set of songs and returned to their 
first love In the funny "Hungarian Rhap- 
sody." There are some new lines In addition 
to the new numbers, and there are Just as 
many laughs as ever, If not more. They are 
singing "I Wish I Could Sleep Until My 
Daddy Comes Home," "Rock-a-Bye Baby 



with a Dixie Melody" and "Tell That to tbe 
Marines," The quartet is booked for two 
weeks at the Palace, but could stay a month, 
and may do so. 

Williams and Wolfus were fourth, an early 
spot for them, but necessary since they 
doubled with the Royal. In spite of the long 
Journey uptown they did not cut. One thing 
might go out ot Williams' routine and that 
Is the "soldiers' blood" line. It can he spared 
and Isn't in good taste at this time. Will- 
iams calls his" partner "unessential," which 
Isn't true, but is funny, considering her spare 
"flgger." 

The presence of these two strong comedy 
turnB made up for the appearance of two 
playlets which were Edmund Hayes In 
"Moonshine" (New Acts) and Valeska Suratt 
In "The Purple Poppy." The first named 
was No. 7 and the latter was on seventh. 
Miss Suratt has evidently given the musical 
glass of tbe turn the go-bye, and she Isn't 
to be blamed, for she delivers with .dramatics. 
Miss Suratt drew a flock ot curtains. 

An early solid hit came with Sergeant 
Bowman and Corporal Shea, tbe "Treat 'em 
Rough" boys, who are In vaudeville under 
the auspices of the United States Tank Corps. 
Bowman was formerly In the Fronch Foreign 
Legion, and knows something about "Over 
There." Hia talk U interesting, though his 
manner Is not finished, and he Injects a cer- 
tain zip to his work. The singing of Jimmy 
Shea (probably a former professional, although 
not laentlfled) Is the big end ot the turn. Shea 
sure can put .over numbers. His voice Isn't 
the why, it's more tbe pep and personality 
of the man. Shea handles lyrics with the 
class of an artist. He did wonders with 
"Frenchy" and Ernest Ball's "You Can't Beat 
Us," and the others were Just as good. The 
appearance of the men and tbe Tank drop Is 
a pippin boost for the Tank Corps. 

Ruth Roye planted a real punch next to 
closing. It is a bit over four years ago that 
she came from tbe west and did the same 
thing in the same spot at tbe Palace. And 
■»at least* one ot the numbers she had then Is 
etill In her routine, which may prove it's tbe 
singer and not the songs that makes an 
artist. Miss Roye gave "Why Do They Call 
Them Babies," 'The Irish Were -Made to 
Love and Fight," "How Do They Get tbat 
Way." "Robert E. Lee" and "He's a Devil in 
His Own Town." She still Is as clever In her 
ability to deliver comedy lyrics. Miss Roye 
could perhaps secure exclusive songs, but it 
Is bard to see bow she can improve In pleas- 
ing. 

George White and his quartet of Broadway 
dancing girls closed Intermission, this being 
the act's third week. It again proved its 
class, tbe nifty stepping of White and tbe good 
looks of the well dressed girls working a 
strong combination. Last week Oeorge had 
his hand bandaged. Monday Ethel Delmar 
had her left arm draped In cheese cloth and 
there was a Jeweled pin to bold It In place. 
She Is, by the way, the best dancer among tbe 
gals. 

The Boyarr Company of Russian dancers 
gained considerable attention from those who 
were In early. The stepping 'A the men stood 
out and was applauded. The routine appeared 
to have been cut a bit because of the length 
of the show. After Miss Roye there was an 
exodus, very, few staying to see the Darras 
Brothers in the head balancing on the flying 
trapeze. The show was out at 11.18, the final 
turn cutting to five minutes. nee. 



COLONIAL 

If Tuesday is any criterion, then husiness Is 
decidedly off at the Coloitlal this fall. Alfred 
T. Darling has alibis to burn, but no lights. 
That seems to be the biggest reason. The 
audience while small Tuesday night, with the 
bigger percentage upstairs, waB noticeably 
demonstrative and made up in applausd what 
it lacked in numbers. 

There was some shifting from tbe original 
layout. The Six Kirksmlth Slaters had been 
assigned the spot Just .after intermission. 
They were not in the biu, with Collins and 
Hart substituted, with the travesty comedians 
following the Blossom Seeley act appearing 
Just after tbe rest period, although carded to 
close the first part. The "Somewhere Wltb 
Pershing" act was programed for tbe seventh 
position, but was placed In the fifth spot 
(where Seeley was carded), and fared much 
better through the shift. 

Had tbe Kirksmlth Sisters been In the aec : 
ond 'part it would have featured all women, 
as Janet Adair appeared next to closing, while 
Robbie Qordone closed. 

The women have .earned their vaudeville 
spurs even to comedy attainment, but on the 
general run of shows it falls upon the male 
contingent to sustain the funmaklng. This 
was shown when the feminine comparison was 
made at the Colonial, and especially during 
the second part of the show. 

Miss Merle and Co. were programed to open 
but In their stead appeared Jack and Kitty 
Demaoo, with their neat ring act, the stago 
apparatus being cleverly camouflaged with an 
outdoor sports aspect that was pleasing to the 
eye. Well arranged turn and not overdone. 
William Hbs was second, and the surprise 
twist at the finish caught the audience com- 
pletely unawares, and they bad the vertrllo- 
quial Imitator singing several encores. 

Lester Sheehnn and- Pearl Regay form a 
clever dancing pair, with Miss Regay's work 
standing In the foreground prominently 
throughout. Her acrobatic dancing In par- 
ticular proved a big hit with the Colonial 
bunch. 

But It remained for that versatile pair, 
Olsen and Johnson, to clean up in every phase 
of the term. This male combination, which 
bubbles over with talent, especially Olsen, won 



the Colonial "clap." Their early hit made It 
pretty hard for 'subsequent singing turns and 
may have accounted for the "Somewhere in 
France" act being placed to follow. 

The war sketch bristles with talk, with the 
Colonial audience appearing to obtain much 
amusement from the slang the American non- 
com exchanges with the loquacious French 
girl. Overdrawn, but calculated to entertain 
those not so exacting In stage skits. 

During intermission Andy Byrne took the 
Bpot and showed that one doesn't have to stand 
on the stage to play a violin and do It grace- 
fully and effectively. 

The Seeley act made its usual hit, with ene 
of the Interested spectators, Rube Marquard, 
Blossom's husband, now wearing tbe U. S. 
navy blue. There was a new twist to the 
turn when Miss Seeley dragged'Cllff Hess down 
to the footlight glow and announced that the 
piano player was going to Camp Upton on the 
morrow, and she gave blm a big kiss Just as 
a little send-off. 

Janet Adair In the Important position 
worked hard to please, the Colonial audi- 
ence approving her efforts most enthu- 
siastically. There was much topical song stuff 
ahead, and while Miss Adair brings several 
popular numbers Into play she puts person- 
ality and a characteristic style as well as an 
Inserted comedy lyrical twist that makes her 
eong swing out of the ordinary channel. Miss 
Adair's "song recitations" are worked up dif- 
ferently from the average, and that may ac- 
count for her success. Mark. ' 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

It was a pop house show tbat tbe American 
dished up to the holiday crowd Monday night, 
but a bill calculated to earn the admission 
price of a flock of holldayers. The American 
both up and down drew its share. 

Pepplno and Perry started with a musical 
turn that got the' biggest returns on its finish, 
when one of the boys switched from the 
accordion to a violin and Jazzed up a few 
numbers with his partner. Act well received 
and could have remained in view longer. 
Dorothy Roye showed uptodateness with her 
song routine. She varied her numbers, with 
the la&t ot the bunch proving unusually full 
of Jazzing surefire pep. Miss Roye Is girlish, 
has regular Mary Plckford curls and doesn't 
take too much for granted In her work. 

The Lorlmer- Johnson Troupe of , cyclists, 
with two women and two men, one doing' 
comedy In rakish makeup, did unusually well, 
the act having a satisfying wheel routine that 
had the comedy man doing some corking good 
riding. Tom Mahoney told bis usual stories, 
recounted a few war puns and wound up with 
his Irish meeting "bit" and a war song. 

"Rocky Pass" (New Acts) closed the first 
part. • 

After Intermission appeared Harry Tenney 
and Co. (New Acts), followed by Chisholm 
and Breen, who worked up some fly exchange 
of patter and a dramatic travesty on "Oliver 
Twist" that seemed to meet tbe approval of 
the American crowd. Canfleld and Cohen (New 
Acts) were followed by the Martini Duo, which 
reeled off a familiar line of acrobatics, with 
■the ground work of the youngest Martini prov- 
ing the piece de resistance. Mark. 



23D STREET. 

To see the patrons of Proctor's downtown 
house file Into the theatre Tuesday night 
would give one the impression admission was 
free. By 8.15 every available Beat in tbe 
house was occupied and a good sized overflow 
was in evidence at tbe rear of the orchestra. 
Pat Garren is now managing. 

The show for the first half was cut down 
to six acts owing to the length of the clos- 
ing turn, "The Tick Tock Girls," which ran 
50 minutes. "The Tick Tock Girls," closing 
the show, bad a bit of trouble getting started, 
dragging about half way through, but finished 
better on the comedy court room scene. 

George Yeoman and "Lizzie," In the next- 
to-closing position, did nicely. He scored one 
laugh after another, but at the conclusion ■ 
the patrons were rather stingy with applause, 
as he only took one how. His vehicle Is 
funny, and although billed with "Lizzie," be 
does a single and refers to tbe girl as his 
stenographer who has not arrived yet. He 
donerved better returns. 

R. J. Purdy, one of the Washington "Four- 
Minute Men," spoke thnt-~ length of time on 
the present conditions, and at the conclusion 
presented Mr. Duffy, who represented Mr. 
Proctor, with a certificate of appreciation 
from the chairman of the Four-Mlnuto Men 
for the good work the 23d Street Theatre has 
done for this organization. 

Esther Walker, with a male accompanist at 
the piano, did five songs, all nicely rendered, 
and hung up a well earned bit. Miss Walker 
opened with an Introductory number explain- 
Inlng her reason for being there, and fol- 
lowed with some clever "Jazz" and rag num- 
bers, closing with a "Jazz" dance. She makes 
one change, looks well in her costumes, knows 
bow to put over a number, and should go in 
the better houses. She was forced to return 
for an encore Tuesday night. 

Coley and Coley got off to a poor start, 
but finished better.. Their comedy Is weak, 
singing Just passable, and they will havo to 
be satisfied with the small time houses. Lil- 
lian Tecce (New Acts) pleased In the second 
spot. The Van Cellos opened the show to a 
nice start with comedy Juggling and Rlsley. 
The man in evening clothes docs all the work 
and the woman In tights- lends to tbe ap- 
pearance. The work Is clever and earned a 
good score. 
(SHOW REVIEWS continued on page 22.) 



VARIETY 



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BILLS NEXT WEEK (SEPTEMBER 23) 

In Vaudeville Theatres 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 

Agencies booking the bouses are noted by single name or Initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit; "U B ." United Booking Offices; "W V HA," West era Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago) ; "P," Pontages Circuit; "Loew," Marcus Loew Circuit: "Infer," Interstate 
Circuit (booking through W. V. M. A.) ; "Sun," Sun Circuit ; "A H," Ackerman ft Harris 
(San Francisco); "P H," Pantages and Hodklns (Chicago). 

Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit 

The manner in which these bills axe printed does not indicate the relative importance of 
acts nor their program positions. 

* before name Indicates act Is new, doing turn new to vaudeville, or appearing in city 
where listed for the first time. 



New York 

PALACE (orph) 
•LCavanaugh Co ■ 
4 Mortons 
Morton A Glass 
Clara Morton 
Avon Comedy • 
•Leroy Talma & B 
"Crosby's Corners" 
•Gardner Trio" 
(One to Mil - 

ALHAMBRA 
Clifton Crawford 
Trlila Frigansa 
T Boy Barnes Co 
McKay ft Ardlna 
•Lee & Cranston 
Kerr & Weston 
•Girlie A Templetoa 
Josle O'Meera 

COLONIAL 
•Eddie Leonard Co 
Bert Baker Co 
•Duncan Bisters 
Cooper A Rlcardo 
Ames A Winthrope 
Parsons A If" 1 ?. 
Catherine Powell 
Gen Plaano Co 

RIVERSIDE (ubo) 
Eddie Foy Co 
Van A Schenck 
Al Shsyne 

•"Curent of Fun" 
•Wilton Sisters 
The Levotos 
(One to All) 

ROYAL (Ubo) 
Trliie Frlganza 
T Hoy Barnes Co 
"Maid ot France" 
Hae Eleanor Ball 
•"Helped by Enemy 
Lida Morris 
•L & J Archer 
B & L 'Walton 

H O H (ubo) 

2d half (19-22) 
The Brigbtons 
•Coley A Cotey 
Knowles ft White 
(Others to Ml) • 

1st hslt (28-25) 
Copelsnd ft Allen 
Ben Berate • 
Kranx A LaSallo 
Walton ft Bogardt 
(Others to fill) 
126TH ST (ubo) 

2d half (10-22) 
•T E Dsvles 
Gorman Bros 
Will Oakland Co 
Al Tucker 
Mason ft Owynne 

818T ST (ubo) 
Ah Ling Too 
•Spink ft Tate 
•Jsnls-Cbaplow Co 
Hampton ft Blake 
•Rickey ft St Onge 

2d half 
•Davis ft Fits Ribbon 
•Barter A Wynn . 
Connelly * Craven 
Scott A Gibson 
(One to til) 

BOTH 8T (ubo) 
Lnwton 

•Calne ft Hoffman 
•Rlalto Co 
•Barter ft Wynne 
Grace Krarnett Co 
Armstrong ft Ford 
Hijl ft Ackerman 

2d half 
Ruble Sims 
•Lelehton & Frank 
•Gertrude McOUl Co 
Ben Smith 
"Pr»«tv Bsbv" 

5TH AVR (ubo) 

2d half (10-22) 
Cannula 'A Valda 
Ben ft Bernle 
Grace Emmett Co 
Frans A La flsile 
Dsrrell * Edwards 
Snnhlp Tucker Co 
Tnm Kelly 
•Gardner Trio 

2311 «T (uho) 

2d half (10-22) 
The Crlsns 
•Long ft Ward 
Duncan Slaters 
Orthft Cody 

AMERICAN (loew) 
•Robert Swan 
•McDonald A Clev'd 
Tbe Painters 
Holden A Herron 
•Anna Chandler 
Geo ft Lily Garden 
"Everyth'g But Tru" 

2d half 
Dlngley A Norton 
Cook A Lorens 
(One to nil) 



•Reed ft Whiting 
Archer ft Beliord 
Edmunds A Leedom 
Anna Chandler 
"Lots ft Lots" 
•Phil Davis 
(Two to fill) 

VICTORIA (loew) 
Francis A Wilson 
Capt Kidder Co ' 
Tbe Frescotts 
Wilkin* A Wllklns 
Cook A Lorens 
(Two to MI) 

GREELEY (loew) 
•Russell ft DeWitt 
Millard A Martin 
Jos E Bernard Co 
•Ward A Thornton 
liorlmer Hudson Co 

T 2d halt 
Fa Rae Warner 
Calvin A Thornton 
Delmore A Moore 
•Joe Cook 
Strassell's Animals 

DBLANCEY (loew) 
Kimball ft Kenneth 
Reed ft Whiting 
Barnes A Robinson 
Archer A Belford 
Exposition 4 
(One to fill) 

2d balf 
•Robert Swan 
Glbaon A Hall 
Harry Tenney 
"Everyt'g But Truth" 
Mel Klee 
•Russell DeWitt 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Mabel Fonda 3 
Gibson A Hall 
Tom Davlee Co 
Adele Oswald 
Wllklna A Wllklns 

2d halt 
White A West 
McDonald ft Cleveland 
Maxwell Quintet 
Barnes A Robinson 
Foster A Sesmon 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Norman Bros 
Bob Mills 
"Big Surprise" 
Allan ft Francis 
Foster A Sesmon 

2d bslf 
Kimball A Kenneth 
•The Painters" 
Mark Linder Co 
Exposition 4 
Mabel Fonda 8 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Caasetta ft Rydell 
Delmore ft Moore 
Mark Linder Co 
Geo Roeener 
(Two to Ml) 

2d balf 
Louise A Mitchell 
Lewis ft Leonla 
Millard ft Martin 
Tom Davles Co 
•Ward A Thornton 
Lorlmer Hudson. Co 
BOFLBVARD (loew) 
P George 
Lewis A Leona 
•"Lota # Lots" 
Harry Tenney 
Rues LeVnn Sully 

2d half 
Maxon A Morris 
Kemp A Rolllnaon 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Linton A Lawrence 
Al Came 

AVE B (loew) 
Fox ft Tnernham 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
CMff Clark 

•"Birds In DreamPd" 
(One to Ml) 

2d half 
Frnnelo * DpMar 
Hsrvev TteVora 8 
O«o Randall Co 
Wm flleto 

(One to ftm 

HAMILTON (moss) 
Nat Nressito Jr 
Canfleld ft Cohen 
Welling Trio 
(Three to Ml) 
2d balf 
Bessie LaCompte 
VIllano'B Gypsies 
(Four to All) 

JEFFERSON (moss) 
Fitzgerald ft Dennis 
"Pearls" 

Boyce Combe Co 
Thaen ft Walton 
Boyarr Troupe 
(Three to fill) 
2d balf 
Eva Puck Co 



Fagg ft White 
Canfleld A Cohan 
(Five to.flll) 

REGENT (moss) 
Flaberty A Stone 
Bessie LaCompte 
"In Wrong" 
Carson ft Wallard 
(Two to Ml) 

2d halt 
Bogard A Nelson 
"Pearls" 

Sboen A Walton 
Rucker A Winifred 
Boyarr Troupe 
(One to Ml) 

Brooklyn 
ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Joe Howard's Revue 
"Somewhere With 

• Pershing" 
Dooley ft Sales 
Herbert Clifton 
Frances- Nordstrom Co 
Embs A Alton 
J ft K Demsrco 

BUSH WICK (ubo) 
B Seeley Co 
•Ellnore A WUIams 
Sbeehan A Regay 
Leo Beera 
Dooley ft Rugel 
•Travers ft Douglas 
Eva Shirley 
Cbinko ft Hoffman 
GRBENP01NT (ubo) 

2d half (10-22) 
Chief Henderhoa 
Swor A O'Nell 
Plase Flnley Co 
"Pretty Baby" 



Dorothy Roya 
Jos E Bernard Co 
Mabel ft Johnny Dove 
Mllanl 6 

WARWICK (loew) 
H La Vail A 81s 
Brown Sisters 
Great Howard 
Harvey DsVora 8 ■ 

2d half 
Wm K Saxton Co 
Mumford A Thompson 
McClellsn A Carson 
(One to Ml) , 
FLATBUSH (moss) 
Eva Puck Co 
Wlllsrd 

Rucker ft Winifred 
Vlllano'a Gypslea 
(Two to Ml) 

2d half 
Gallerina Sisters 
Nellie Smith 
"In Wrong" 
Nat Natzaro Jr 
Carson A Wlllard 
Welling 8 

Albany, N. Y. 
PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
8 Lacbman Sitters 
Howard ft Ross 
Fayton Howard ft L 
Edna Luby 
Tom Nawn Co 
Kilkenny Duo 
Red A Blondy 

2d balf 
Vim Beauty A H 
Harmon ft O'Connor 
Imperial Quintet 
Farrell Taylor Co 



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1st half (23-25) 
Boyle A Bogan 
Ed Aveling 
Tennessee Ten 
(Others to Ml) 

2d balf (&29) 
The Brightens 
Gorman Bros 
•Wm Lawrence Co 
Al Tucker 
PROSPECT (ubo) 

2d half (19-22) 
Bell ft Eva 
Pauline Welsh Co 
Ed Lee Wrothe Co 
Duncan Sisters 
Johnnie Burke 
Tennessee 10 

1st bait (28-20) 
Malatra Co 
Al Tucker 
"Pretty Baby" 

2d balf (26-29) 
Boyle ft Bryan 
Billy Wilson 
Wms A Williams 
Krans A La Ball* 
Eastman Bis 

METRO (loew) 
Al Carpe 

Linton A Lawrence 
Maxwell Quintet 
Edmunda A Leedom 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Geo ft Lily Garden 
Capt Barnett ft Son 
Fox ft Ingraham 
"Lonely Soldier" 
Geo Roeener 
(One to AID 

DEKALB (loew) 
Dorothy Roye 
M ft J Dove 
Lee Beggs Co 
•Joe Cook 
Mllanl S 

2d balf 
Rubs LeVsa A Sully 
Bob Mills 
Allen ft Francis 
"Big Surprise" 
Adele Oswald 

FULTON (loew) 
F ft Rae Warner 
Al Burton Co 
"Lonely Soldier" 
Wm Slsto 
Louise ft Mitchell 

2d half 
Frsnrle ft Wllunn 



Edward Esmonde Co 
Ed Morton 
Ford ft Urma Co 

AUeatowa, Pa. 

ORPHEUM (Ubo) 
The Frenches 
Florence Tlmponl 
Lloyd ft Whltebouse 
Geo Damereet Co 
(One to Ml) 

2d balf 
Wilbur Held 
"Don't Stop" 
Orlndel ft Bather 
Ergottl'a Midgets 
(One to BID 

Alton, I1L 
HIP (wva) 
Alexander ft Fields 
•"Silver Fountain" 

2d half 
Knapp A Cornelia 
•"Little Mlsa Dixie" 
Amsterdam, IT. V. 

LYCEUM (Ubo) 
Adelaide Barclay 
Nippon Duo 
Hadji Sambola Co 

2d balf 
Leonard A Wlllard 
(Two to MI) 

Annlaton, Ala. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
(Montgomery split) 
1st balf 
DeWitt Young A Sis 
Baskett ft Cheslelga 
"Wife Saver" 
Orav ft Graham 
"Going 8ome" 
Atlanta, Ga. 
LYRIC (nbo) 
(Birmingham split) 
1st half 
Mile Thereae Co 
Htnlcel * Mae 
"Childhood rtaya" 
Dean ft Debrow 
Perera Sextet 

GRAND (loew) 
•Norman 

Howard A Jenkins 
Jewette ft Eleln 
Onte-lev £ Fitzgerald 
"Just Girls" 

2d half 
•Mack # West 
Jim Doherty 
"TMerihono Tangle," 
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Augusta, Ga. 

GRAND (ubo) 

(Macon split) 

1st halt 

Sutter A Dell 

Margaret Ford 

Kelso LelgMon 

Lajar a. Dale 

"Planovllle" 
MODJESKA (loew) 

•Mack A West 

Jim Doherty 

"Telephone Tangier 

DeVoe A Dayton 

Wolgast A Girlie 
2d balf 

Two Llllles' 

•Stoddard A Haynea 

Armstrong A Ford 

Royal Oascoyaes 

(One to Ml) 

Bakersfleli 

HIP (a&h) 

(22-24) 
Dupree A Wilson 
Jack .% Marie Gray 
Gehan A'Gehan > 

(25-26) 
Alf Rlpon 
Fredericks A Van 
Denny A Morrison 

Baltimore, Md. 

MARYLAND (ubo) 
H Boswortb Co - 
Esther Walker Oo 
Stan Stanley 8 
Sylvia Clark 
Mack A Earle 
Dave Roth 
Nolan A Nolan 
(One to ail) 

HIP (loew) 
Bartello Co 
Stewart A Olive 
Maurice Samuels Co 
Rice A Fraaela 
(One to fill) 

GARDEN (moss) 
PIceolo's Midgets 
Chose & LaTour 
"Bombing of Rhaln" 
Howard Langford 
Inter Revue 
(One to fill) 

Battle Creek Mich. 
BIJOU (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
Choy Hen Wha Tr 
May A KUduff 
Musical Conservt'ry 
Amelia Claire 
•Battle of San Dago 

2d half 
Artolse Bros 
Van A Vc. non 
Kingsbury A Dano 
Miller ft Lyles 
"Makers ot History" 

Bay City, Mich. 
BIJOU (ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 
Kartelll 
Rose A LeDno 
Folnom A Brown 
Roach ft McCurdy 
"No Man's Land" 

2d half 
"Bride Shop" 

Bellvflle, ni. 
WASHINGTON (wva) 
Althoff Sisters 
Wllaon A Wilson 
Knapp A Cornelia 

2d half 
•8tratford Comedy -4 
Capes A Snow 
(One to Ml) 

BInn-fcamten, If. Y. 

STONE (nbo) 
Alice Manning 
Fnrd A Cttnnlngh'm Sis 
(One to Ml) 

2d. half 
Amanda Gray 
4 Fujiyama Japa 
(One to Ml) 
BlrmtnarUaen. Ala. 
LYRIC (ubo) 
(Atlanta split) 
1st half 
Aerial Mitchells 
Veano Duo 
Cheyenne- Minstrels 
8ta<monte * flnlne 
"Nleht fn June" 

BT.TOTT (loew) 
Rnanlfe Ascher 
Cerl A Tnes 
Broil Hi ton ft Turner 
Freeman ft Rernes 
Barnold's An'mals 

2d half 
•Nnrmsn 

Howard ft Jenkins 
J'werts ft Fletn 
On'rW ft Fitzgerald 
JuBt Ctrl* 

Boatoa 
, KEITHS (ubo) 
Athos ft Reed 
Hector 

Cartwell ft Harris 
Ann Gray 
Will Oakland Co 
Eddie Borden Co 
"American Ace" 
_ ORPHEUM (loew) 
3 Larneds 
Bessie LeCount 
Flake A Fallon 
Ohlsbolrn A Breen 
Nat Carr 
•7 Dauclng Girls 

2d halt 
Morton Broa 
Smith, ft Total 



Arthur Deyoy Co 
Jos K Watson 
(Two to Ml) 

Bridgeport, Cobb. 

POLl'B (ubo) 
"Birds of a Feather'' 
Horn A Ferris 
Dlnklns McCarthy A E 
Le Grona 
Clayton 

2d half 
Four Renneea 
Byron Totten Co 
Bob Murphy 
Clayton 

PLAZA (Ubo) 
Field Barnes 
"Speaking of Men" 
3 Yorl Broa 
(Two to Ml) 

2d half 
Lalgb A La Grace 
Orasy Quilts 
Reynolds A White 
Louis Hart 
(One to Ml) 

Buiai*, n. r. 
OLYMPIC (sua) 

Tbe Newmans 

W ft A Jones 

Beulah Belles 

Froslnl 

"Love Farm" 

Tlntte. Mont 

PANTAGES (p) 

(21-24) 

(Sams bill playing 
Anaconda, 25; Mis- 
soula. 26) 

"Ob That Melody" 

Mr A Mrs N Phillips 

Swat* A Clifford 

Klnxo 

Nan Gray 

Calgary 

ORPHEUM 
"On tbe High Seas" 
Al Hermsn 
Campbell Slaters 
Smith A Austin 
Holmes ft Wells 
QenrgaHs Trio 
Jack Alfred Co 

PANTAGES (p) 
Morris A Shaw 
"Here Comes Eva" 
SampMtn A Douglas 
Haystakl Jans 
Happy J Gardner Co 
Canton, O. 
LYCEtTM (ubo) 
Kuter Klare A K 
John R Gordon Co 
Blanche Alfred Girls 
Zemsto ft Smith 
(Two to SB) 

Od*>r ttaplds, r B . 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Jack Goldte 
Mnetrte TeClalre Co 
Traeey Palmer ft T 
Johnson Dean Rot 
(One to SIM 

2d balf 
-Monroe It Grant 
Cora OrsTe 
Lane-don A 8mlth 
Cliff Dean Co 
Frances Over Co 
Hotel DeFlddle 

ChNmstatsni, m. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 

(8nndAv opening) 
Kins ft Brown 
John Mills 
"Pettleosts" 
Nick Hufford 
"Colour Oems" 
2d half 
Snmnroff ft Sonla 
Althnff Slaters 
M TRvlnr Waitress 
Jns H* Culten 
Dlnlnsr Car Mlna 

ChnrUutnn, «.. CL 
ACArvRVY ( nl)<) j 

(ColnmMs split) 
1st half 
Hftwatlsn One 
Florence Rsvtleld 
Potter ft TTariwell 
Betas! A CsrrnTl 
How»rd A Rsdler 

Chnrtr.i **., if. O. 

AHAPEMY («bo) 
(Roannke spilt) 
„ 1st half 

The Lsmtis 
TddlM' Onsrtet 
Wonfls M<«leeT 8 
F»»>er ft Taylor 
Res-sr ft Terrslne RIs 
Chattaaooaa, Tenn. 
RIALTO (ubo) 

(Knoxvtlle split) 
1st half 
Cliff Bailey Duo 
Vaughn ft Dreams 
"Revuo Dn Luxo" 
Perns ft Howell 
Harvey Co 

ChlroRo 
MAJE8TIC (orph) 
Elan Ryan Co 
Elisabeth Murray 
Claire Roch 
Lawrence Grant Co 
El pa Buegger 
Bert MelroBe 
•LoDernlca ft Girls 
M Montgomery 
Caltn Bros 

PALACE (orph) 
"Lincoln Hlgbway'n" 
•Sydney Grant 
Lambert A Ball 



Brooks ft Powers 
Marlon Harris 
Qulnn A Caverly 
H DuKane 8 
Sterling & Marguerite 
Taylor Trio 

AMERICAN (wva) 
Sears ft Duvall 
(Five to Ml) 

2d half 
Dublin Girls 
Bid Lewis 
Revue Ala Carte 
Moore * Elliott 
(Two to Ml) 

KBDZ1E (wva) 
Hughes Musical Duo 
Ruth Roden 
Tate's Motoring 
Miller ft Lyle 
Kulolla Hawaiian 

2d half 
Geo ft May LeFevro 
Sen Fran Murphy 
Maxlne Alton Co 
Blacke A O'Donnsll 
Hoyt's Minstrels 

LINCOLN (wva) 
Arthur Barrett 
Moore ft Elliott 
Polly Os ft Chick 
(Two to 111) 
.- 2d half 

•"Exemption" 
John Gelger 
(Three to Ml) 
MeVICKER'g (loew) 
Csron ft Parana 
"Off to tbe Frost" 
Woody Young ft P 
O'Brien A Havel 
Vera DeBastlal 
Arthur Rlgbry 
C B Lawler A Dr 
B ft E lillott 
(Two to fill) 
i Cincinnati 
1 KEITH'S (nbo) 
Lady Alice's Pets 
Race A Edge 
Field ft Conway 
Nonette 

"Reg Bus Man" 
Claudle Coleman 
"Rubevllle" 
S Pandora 

Clevelantf 

HIP (ubo) 

Lucille A Cockle 



Henry ft Moore 
Billy Batcbeior 8 
Prince ft Bell 
•"Follies of Day" 

Davenport, la* 

CuluHuu (wva) 
Monroe a Grant 
Frances Dyer 
Bill KobiDBoa 
Doc Baker A Girls 
Freer Laggott A F. 

2d half 
Mankln 

Nadeli ft Follstte 
Homberg ft Lee 
Hickey Bros 
American Girls 

Dayton 

KEITHS (UbO) 
(Opening week) 
8 Maxima 
Alex McPayden 
Coakley ft Dunlevy 
Rajah 

Buriey ft Burley 
"In the Dark" 
Jas B Thornton 
Wilson Aubrey 8 
Deeatar, IIL 
EMPKE$s (wva) 
(8unday opening) 
Robert A Robert 
Mowatt A Mullen 
M Taylor Waitress 
Irving A Wsrd 
(One to Ml) 
2d balf 

Srler St Clair 
arker A Schenck 
"Petticoats" 
Nick Hufford 
Blatoks Rolllckan 

Dearer 

OKPUKUH 
Cecil Cunningham 
Fern ft Oavls 
Marie Nordotrom 
Harrla ft Marlon 
Dunbar's Hussars 
"Levltatlon" 
Gordon A Kern 

PANTAGES (p) 
"Handltsp Olrls" 
Ward ft Culten 
Howard A White 
Hoyt Hyams 8 
Patrlcols 
Archie Onri Co 



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Leo Zarrell 
Minnie Allen A Bis 
Harry Green Co 
Adele Rowland 
Montgomery A Perry 
Seabury ft Shaw 
(One to fill) 

MILSB (miles) 
"Old Soldier Fiddlers" 
Ollroy Haynea A M 
Geo Jessell 

"Sherman waa Wrong** 
Loos Bros 
"Girl In Moon" 

PRI8CILLA (sun) 
Norman Bros 
O'Neill Sinters 

Sort's Mualeal Co 
Isle 8ereiadera 
Clark Trio 
Paqaln Models 

Columbia. S. C. 
PASTIME (ubo) 
(Charleston split) 
1st half 
John Cutty 
Nip ft Tuck 
"Between Trains" 
Busow A Clinton 
Wells Gilbert 8 
Colanhos, O. 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
The DeOnsoe 
Ellse Williams Co 
La Petite Nlgnon 
Clifford ft Wllks 
"Mastemlngers" 
(One to Ml) 

BROADWAY (sua) 
Tranalleld 81a 
Manning A Halt 
All Nations Revue 
Skipper Kennedy A R 
Dallas, Tex. 
JEFFERSON (bp) 
Beeman A Anderson 



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Detroit 

TEMPLE (Ubo) 
Geo MacFarlane 
"American Ballet" 
Clelre Vincent Co 
DeLeon ft Davis 
Ralph Smalley 
Gasper ft St Clair 
McConnell ft Austin 
8eymour's Family 

ORPHEUM (miles) 
Belle Oliver 
4 Meyskoa 
LaFrance A Kennedy 
Kate ft Wiley 
Carl McCullougb 
Casteel's Motoring 
(One to Ml) 

COLUMBIA (sun) 
Aldlne ft Wrigbt 
Lentgsn ft Woods 
Columbia Plsyers 
Morse ft Mllatead 
(One to All) 

Dea Molnra, la. 
ORPHEUM 

(Sunday opening) 
Marie Cabin 
Joe Browning 
Gardner ft Hartman 
Valents Broa 
Gordon ft Rica 
Page Hsek A Mack 
"Honeymoon" 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Dsnclng Tyrella 
Cora Greve 
Cliff Desn Co 
Basil A Allen 
Willie Broa 

2d halt 
Princess Panapl Co 
C Hantion ft Village 4 
Frances Hire 
Fields ft Wells 
(One to Ml) 



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Dorchester, Moss. 

F'KLYN SQ (loew) 
•Homer Romaino 
Martiu & Hae 
Dave Thursby 
•Ara Sisters 

2d half 
l'ariae 

Bessie I.cCoUEt 
Scamp ft Scamp 
(One to fill ) 

Dubuque, la. 
MAJESTIC (wvo) 
George ft Toney 
Li Dewitt & Gunther 
Querro & Carmen 
Houses & LaVallo 
Bobby Henshaw 
Kluting'i Animals 

2d bait 
Nclusco K Hurley 
Oeo Mack 

Cooney Slaters • 

Jessie Wayward Co 
Cahlll ft Roamlne 
Frear Baggott ft F 
Dulnth 
OKPHBUM 
(Suuday opening) 
Bva Tanguay 
j c Nugent Co 
Helen Oleason Co 
Mayo ft Lynn 
Frlscoe 

Amoros ft Jeanette 
Florcna Duo 

GKAND (wva) 
Dreaon Sisters 
Francis & Hume 
"Pinched" , 

"Hello People Hello 
(One to fill) 

2d bait 
•Isabelie Miller Co 
•Fred Lewis 
•Capitol City Girls 
(Two to nil) 

EnstoD. Pa, 
ABLE (ubo) 
Wilbur Held 
"Don't Stop" 
Orlndell ft Esther 
Ergottl & Midgets 
(One to fill) 
* 2d bait 

The Frltches 
Keller ft Vardon 
Billy Oleason 
O Demarest Co 
(One to Oil) ' 
E. 81. Lents, ■& 
RUBER'S (WV8) 
The Florenls 
•"Little Miss Dixie' 
Chas Kennft 
Capes ft Snow 
2d half 
Juggling DeLisle 
Wilson ft Wilson 
"Cycle of Mirth" 
Fred Elliott 

Edmonton 
PANTAOES (p) 
Great Leon 
King ft Harvey 
Morse Moon Co 
McSbnne ft Hathaway 
Juggling Nelson 
Klrolrn, >. Y. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Amanda Gray 
Mr ft Mrs H Emmett 
Jerome & Albright 
4 Fujiyama Japs 

2d half 
3 Melody GlrlB 
McNally ft Ashton 
Wheeler & Moran 
(One to fill) 
Evnnsville, Ind. 
GRAND (wva) 
(Terre Haute split) 

1st half 
Conrad ft Goodwin 
Marino ft Maley 
•"Putting On Airs" 
Frank Morrell 
Crewell Fanton Co 
Fall River, Mass. 
BUUU (loew) 
Morton Bros 
Smith ft Tosel 
Arthur DcVoy Co 
Job K Wat ?on 
(One to BID 

2d half 
3 Larneds 
Flske & Fallon 
Chlsholm & Breen 
Nat Carr 
•7 Dancing Girls 
Flint. Mich. 
PALACE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
"Bride Shop" 

2d half 
(Same as Lansing 1st 

half) 

Ft. Williams, Can. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 

1st halt 

Eldora Co 

Edmunds & LaValle 
Lew Wells 
(One to Oil) 
Fresno 
HIP (afth) 
Al Rlpon 
Fredericks ft Van 
Joe Biirton 
Christy ft Tionnett 
Denny ft Morrison 

2d halt 
Peat ft Stevens 
Iloxanna 
Betty William 
Johnsons & Johnson 



Grand Rapids, Mich. 

EMPRESS (Ubo) 
LesKcllloes 
Clinton & Rooney 
Cole Russell ft D 
Ben Deeley Co 
"Reckless Eve" 
(One to fill) 

Great Falls, Mont 

PANTAGES (p) 

(24-26) 

(Same bill playing 

Helena 28) 
"The Love Race" 
J. T. Ray Co 
3 Bullowa Girls 
Green ft Pugb 
Helen Morettl 
Jack LaVier 

Green Bay Win. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 

2 Vagrants 
Skelly ft Helt 
Wanzer & Palmer 
Lovett's Conc'n 

Hamilton, Can. 
LYRIC (ubo) 
Harrison ft Burr 
Jas Thompson Co 
"For Pity's 8ake" 
Harry Hlnes 
Ioleen Sis 
(One to fill) 

LOEW (loew) 
The Nellos 
Bill Pruitt 

"Don't Lie to Mama" 
Wilson Bros 
Carabet De Luxe 

Harrisbnrc, Pa. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Keller ft Vardon 
Homer Miles Co 
Jean Sothern 
Russell ft Devltt 
(One to fill) 

2d halt 
Florence Tlmponl 
Honeyboy Minstrels 
(Three to fill) 

Hartford, Conn. 
POLI'S (Ubo) 
Whiteside' Sis 
Kevins ft Erwin 
Byron Totten Co 
Bob Murphy 
Ward ft Pryor 
"Girl in the Air" 

2d half 
Wlllln Hale ft Bro 
Cbas Edwards 8 
Mr A Mrs S Payne 
Val ft E Stanton 

3 Tori Bros 
(One to fill) 

Hoboken, X. J. 
LOEW (loew) 
Lewis ft Raymond 
•"The Squab" 
•Geo Nagle 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
P George 
Chappelle ft Stanette 

4 Harveys 
Mae Curtis 
Great Howard 

Honston, Tex. 
PRINCE (hp) 
Walsh ft Bently 
Denny ft Donegan 
•Islanders Stevens Co 
Simpson ft Dean 
Herbert Lloyd Co 
India napolia 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
The Seebacks 
Leroy Lytton Co 
Maude Eale Co 
Ceo Yeoman Co 
"in the Zone" 
Whitfield ft Ireland 
4 Ankers 

Ithaca, N. Y. 
STAR (ubo) 
Swirt ft Daly 
3 Melody Girls 
Wheeler ft Moran 

2d half 
"Wfkl Bird" 
Ford ft Cunningham G 
Hugh Emmett ft Co 

Jnrkson Mich. 
ORPHEUM (ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 
Carletta 

Walmen ft Berry 
"Miss Thanksgiving" 
Jarvls & Harrison 
Chas Ahearn Tr 

2d half 
(Same as Saginaw 

1st halt 
Jacksonville, Fin. 

ARCADE (Ubo) 

(Savannah spilt) 

(Sunday opening) 
1st half 
Jordan Girls 
Cauntlss Verona 
Sara Lolbcrt Co 
Knnny ft Hollls 
Richards 

Jersey City 

KEITH'S (ubo) 

2d half (1D-22) 
Kennedv ft Nelson 
•Geo MncDnOleen 
•Slldlnu B Watson 
Eastman Sisters 
Murrnv Bennett 
Bert Hurges Tr 

1st hxlf (23-25) 
The Brighton* 
Rices ft Rvan 
Harry Antrim 
Ruth Roye 
(Others to All) 



Johnstown, Pa, 

MAJESTIC 'ubo) 

(Pittsburgh split) 

1st half 

Jeanne 

G Inter Tourists 

Belle Montrese 

SmllletU 81s 

(One to fill) 

Kalamazoo, Mich. 
MAJESTIC (Ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
"All Olrl Revue" 

2d half 
(Same as Jackson 1st 

half) 
Kansas City, Mo. 
ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Derwent Hall Calne 
Bankoff Co 
Bensee ft Balrd 
Valyda Bras Nuts 
Herman ft Snlrley 
H ft H Savage 
Wellington Cross 
PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 
"An Arabian Night" 
Misses Parker 
Crelgbton Belm't ft C 
Sully Rogers ft Sully 
Davy Jamelson 
Lew Wilson . 
KnoxvUJe, Term. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Chattanooga split) 
1st half 
La Belle ft LIU Ian 
Emily Earl 
Whltte 

Elklns Fay ft E 
The Randalls 

Lansing, Mich, 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
Adonl9 ft Dog 
Harris ft Nolan 
•"Hit the Trail" 
Alice Hamilton 
College Quintet 
2d half 
(Same as Battle Creek 
1st half) 
_ Lima, 0. 
ORPHEUM (sun) 
Five Cubans 
Mansfield- ft Riddle 
U S Four 
Adams ft Thomas 

2d half 
Paul Bauwens 
O'Donnell ft Blair 
Delight Ethel ft B 
Arco Bros 

Lincoln, Xeb. 
ORPHEUM 
Horace Golden Co 
Dooley ft Nelson 
Tina Lerner 
Moran & Mack 
Grace DeMar 

Los Angeles 
ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Ralph Herz 
Maria Lo Co 
Columbia A Victor 
Mile Dazle Co 
Willie Solar 
Gilbert ft Frledlander 
9 White Hussars 

PANTAGES (pj. 
Maboney ft Rogers 
Sanderson A Rean 
"World in Harmony" 
"Ocean Bound" 
"Fashions de Vogue" 
Eddie Ross 

HIP (a&h) 
Fletcher A Terre 
Selblni ft Glovinl 
Bernard ft Myer 
"Days of Long Ago" 
Layman Curzon ft A 
Blnns ft Burt 

Louisville, Ky. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 

(Nashville split) 
1st halt 
Carl Roslne Co 
Frater Bunce ft H 
Hale NorcroBB Co 
Brlerre A King 
"All for Ladles" 
ANDERSON'S fubo) 

(Opening week) 
York's Doga 
El Cllve 

Nacart & Bradford 
4 Haley Sis 
'The Miracle" 
Rlgoletto Bros 
Kelly A Garvin 
La Graclosa 

Lowell, Mass. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Spragne ft McNeece 
•Lillian Maker 
Bond Wilson 3 
McNally Dlnus Co 
Swift & Kelly 
Harry Breen 
"Hands Across Sea" 
Macon, Gn. 

GRAND (ubo) 

(Augusta split) 
1st bait 
Lela Selblni 
Nevlns & Mayo 
Mr ft Mrs Melbourne 
McCorraack & Winch 
Tossing Austins 

Mndlnon, Wis. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
Que Edwards Rev 



2d bait 
Annette ft Morrell 
Porter J White Co 
Boganny Troupe 
(Two to fill) 

MeKcesport, Pa. 
HIP (ubo) 
Granville ft Mack 
Geo Leonard 
Gruet Kramer ft O 
Coleman's Manikins 
Belle Myers 
Valdares 

Memphis, Tenn. 
ORPHEUM 
Lee Konlmar Co 
Courtney Sisters 
Harry Jolson 
Laura Hoffman 
Ruth Budd 
Stewart ft Keeley 
Paul LaVar ft Bro 

LYCEUM (loew) 
McAvoy ft Brooks 
Homer ft Bubsrd 
"Who Is Hal* 
Resists 

2d half 
Carl ft Inez 
Broughton ft Turner 
Freeman A Barnes 
Barnold's Animals 
Milwaukee 
MAJESTIC (orph) 
Lillian 8haw 
Odlva 

Sbattuck A O'Nell 
Llbonott 
Ward Bros 
Mcintosh ft Maids 
Eddie Carr Co 
4 Leon Sisters 

PALACE (wva) 

(Sunday opening) 
Annette ft Morrell 
Bessie Clifton 
Mayor ft Manicure 
Wanzer ft Palmer 
Lovett's Cone'tr'n 
Glenn ft Jenkins 

2d half 
Mahoney ft * Auburn 
Newklrk ft H Girls 
Lorraine ft Bannister 
Zeno ft Mendel 
(Two to Ml) 

Minneapolis 
ORPHEUM 
Mme 8 Bernhardt 
Walter Brower 
Helen Trlx ft 81s 
Vokes ft Don 
Bert Earle ft Girls 
Mr ft Mrs G Wilde 
Models ClasBlque 

PANTAGES (p) 

(Sunday opening) 
B ft H Gordon 
Jue Quon Tal 
Barney Williams Co 
Navassar Girls 
Sellna's Circus 

GRAND (wva) 
Gay ft Qilrose- 
Chief Little Elk Co 
Maybelle Phillips 
Viola Khspp Co 

PALACE (wva) 
LaPetlte Rev 
Frlck ft Adair 
Deldos ft Imo 
AI Rlcardo 

"Frontier of Freed'm" 

Mobile, Ala. 

GRAND (ubo) 

(New Orleans split) 

1st half 
Togan ft Oeneav 
-Rubin! ft Carletta 
Harry Bond Co 
Mazier ft Thompson 
Kenny ft La Franco 
Mollne, III. 

PALACE (wva) 

(Sunday opening) 
Harvey Holt 3 
Cahlll A Romaine 
Jessie Hayward Co 
Hlckey Boys 
C ft M Dunbar 
2d halt 
Goldie ft Mack 
Guerro ft Carmen 
Harry Tates Co 
Bill Robinson 
Aeroplane Girls 
Montgomery, Ala. 
GRAND (ubo) 

(Annlston split} 

(Sunday opening) 
1st half 
The Brads 
Burns ft Wilson 
Milton Pollock Co 
Meredith A Snoozer 
Lamb's Manikins 
Montreal 

PRINCES8 (ubo) 
Helen Jaekley 
W ft M Rogers 
Nita Jo 
"Just a Bet" 
Madison & Winchester 
Barr Twins 
Lew Docltstnder 
(One to fill) 

LOEW (loew) 
Stone ft Boyle 
Largay ft Snee 
•Guy Woodward Co 
Buddy Walker 
Revue de Vogue 
M*. Vernon, N. Y. 
PROCTOR'S (ubo) 

2d half (10-22) 
Merle's Birds 
Forrest ft Church 



Ed Averting 
•Leroy Talma ft B 
Swift ft Kelly 

•Eddie Leonard Co 
1st half (23-25) 
Sliding B Watson 
•B McCoy Co 
Eastman Sisters 
(Others to All) 

Nashville, Tenn. 

PRINCESS (ubo) 

(Louisville spilt) 

1st halt 

3 Serenadera . . 
Juliet Dlka 
(Three to fill) 

New Raven, Const. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Lalgb ft La Grace 
Strand Trio 
Mr ft Mrs 8 Payne 
Reynolds A White 
Herbert Ashley Co 

2d halt 
The Hennlngs 
Horn A Ferris 
"Speaking of Men" 
Girl In the Air 
(One to All) 

PALACE (ubo) 
.Willie Hale ft Bro 
Rehn ft Fltoh 
Gray ft Byron 
"The Piano Movers 
Walter J Scanlon 

4 Rennees 

2d halt 
Fern Blgelow ft K 
Brown Campbell ft L 
Ward ft Pryor 
Frazer Finley Co 
Lydla Barry 
Gray ft Old Rose 

New Orleans, La. 
PALACE (ubo) 
(Mobile split) 
1st halt 
Clemenso Bros 
Ryan ft Joyce 
Mlddleton ft Spellm'r 
Norwood ft Hall 
Bally Hoo 8 

CRESCENT (loew) 
Adams ft Mangle 
•Zelda Dunn 
Cooper A Gordon 
Lane ft Plant 
Caeser Rlvoll Co 

2d halt 
Rosalie Asoher 
MoAvoy ft BrookB 
Homer A DeBard 
"Who Is He" 
Realsta 

New Rochelle, X. Y. 

LOEW (loew) 
Chappelle ft Stanette 
Mnmford ft Thompson 
McClellan ft Carson 

2d half 
Harry Sykes 
McClellan A Carson 
(One to fill) 

Norfolk, Va. 
ACADEMY (Ubo) 

(Richmond split) 
1st half 
Catherine Powell 
Biff Bang 8 
Mack ft Mary 
Frank Crumlt 
Va Steppers 

Norrlatown, Pa. 

GARRICK (moss) 
Burke Bros ft Kendall 
Dunham ft O'Mally 
Ladt Tim Mie 
Old Homestead 5 

2d halt 
Knowles ft Hurst 
"Golden Bird" 
"Violets" 
(One to fill) 

Okla. City, Okla. 
LIBERTY (hp) 
(Same bill plays Mus- 
kogee 22) 
Frank LeDent Co 
Davey Jamison 
Nancy Boyer Co 
Cbas Althoff 
"Reel Guys" 

Oakland 
ORPHEUM 
"Where Things Hap" 
A Moskova Ballet 
Shaw ft Campbell 
Morris ft Campbell 
Wilfred Clarke Co 
Eddy Duo 
Lou Holts 

PANTAGES (p) 

(Sunday opening) 
Lucy Gillette 
"Bon Voyage 
Morattl Linton Co 
Creamer Barton ft 8 
Parish ft Peru 
J ft D Miller 

Mcdonough (a&h) 

"In Paradise" 
Betty William 
Rose ft Rosanna 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
Joe Barton 
(Fire to fill) 
O sides 
PANTAGES (p) 
(26-28) 
"Quakort'n to B'way" 
Emily Darrell Co 
Marlon Munson Co 
Cos cla ft Verdi 
3 Bartos 
Al Whelman 



< Omaha, Neb. 

ORPHEUM 
(a„rjday opening) 
C MacDonald 
Paul Decker Co 
Andy Rice 
Marion Weeks 
Drew ft Wallace 
Roy Hurrah Co 
Lander Bros 

Ottawa 

DOMINION (ubo) 
Espe ft Dutton 
"Corner Store" 
Gonne ft Albert 
(Two, to fill) 

Pawtncket, B, I. 

SCENIC (ubo) 
LaPolltta ft DeBarr 
Long- ft Wilkes 

Eddie Heal? 
Fern Bigelow ft K 

2d half 
Evelyn ft Dolly 
Rob A Robinson 
Donald T Roberts 
Palfrey Hull A B 

Ft tersborg, Va. 

CENTURY (ubo) 
Simons ft Brantley 
Bicknell 
Al Taylor 

"Bullet Proof Lady" 
(One to fill) 

2 half 
Leroy ft Cooper 
Mary Maxfield 
Kalallno'8 Hawaiian! 
Mason ft Gooine 
Ziska ft King 

Philadelphia 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Belle A Bva 
Casson ft Sherlock 
Dugan ft Raymond 
Ned Norworth Co 
Rita Maria Orchestra 
Alfred Latell Co 
Blanche Ring 
Diamond ft Brennan 
Asahl Troupe 

GRAND (Ubo) 
Bouncer's Circus 
Rosmsn ft Dorothy 
V ft c Avery 
Newhoff A Phelps 
Hamilton ft Barnes 
Stampede Riders 
BWAT (ubo) 
Kltamura Tr 
Harry Batohelor 
Rives ft Arnold 
"Violets" 

2d halt 
McLellan ft Casson 
Durkln Girls 
Dunham ft O'Valley 
"On WeBt Front" 

ALLEGHENY (ubo) 
Sophie Tucker Co 
Mullen ft.Coogaa 
Emmy's Pets 
Ray ft Paganl 
(One to fill) 

ALHAMBRA (moss) 
Walton ft Daniels 
Luckle ft Burns 
"New Model" 
Hall ft O'Brien 
Henry ft Frey 
Zerthos and Dogs 

CROSSKEYS (moss) 
McClellan ft Carson 
Purkin Girls 
Henry Clrve 
Lottie Williams Co 
Eckhardt A Parker 
Geo Primrose Mlns 

2d halt 
Nolan ft Nolan 
3 Quinnlan Bros 
Fred Weber Co 
Corse Payton Co 
Lucky 6 Burns 
"Bon Bons" 

GLOBE (moss) 
Padula ft DeNore 
The Telocks 
P Platosoofs Co 
Eugene Eirmctt 
"Rocky Pass" 
Hanlon ft Clifton 
Lee £ Bennett 
"Bonfires old Empires" 
Jones ft Sylvester 
Gypsy Songsters 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 
DAVIS (ubo) 
The Geralds 
Conly ft Welt 
Great Lester 
Frances Kennedy 
"The Only Girl" 
Serg Brown A 

Corp Shea 
(Two to fill) 
SHERIDAN SQ (ubo) 

(Johnstown split) 
1st half 
Wilbur A Lyke 
Julian Hall 
M Amoros Trio 
Lewis ft Norton 
3 Bennett Sis 

HARRIS (ubo) 
Wheeler Bros 
Milton ft Rich 
JeeBle Parker Co 
Qulnn ft De Re] 
Synco 

Arthur Levlne Co 
Wells ft Giimore 
(One to fill) 

Portland, Ore. 
ORPHEUM 
Julius Tannen 
Mack A Walker 



Fisher Hawley Co • 
Creole Fashion Plate 
Millette Sisters 
Heras A Preston 
Albert Joyce 
Vertchamp ft Alberte 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Hazel Moran 
Brennan ft Davis 
Rawson ft Clare 
Rose ft Moon 
Crawford's Show 
Orth ft Cody 

PANTAOES (p) 
Spanish Dancers 
Permaine ft Shelly 
"Pretty Soft" 
Victoria Trio 
Rekoma 

PottsrUlc. Pa. 
HIP (moss) 
Knowles ft Hurst 
"Golden Bird" 
Howard ft Lewis 
"On Western Front" 

2d half 
Burke Bros ft Kendall 
Walters A Daniels 
Lady Tim Mie 
Old Homestead S 

Providence, R. I. 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
The Ferraros 
Armstrong A James 
"Nowadays" 
Nash A Donnell 
Lillian Fitzgerald 
William Ebs 
Chllson Orhman 
"Study In Sculpture" 

EMERY (loew) 
Scamp ft Scamp 
Edah Deldrldge 3 
Chas Mack Co 
Hawthorne ft Anthony 
Strassell's Animals 

2d half 
Melva Sisters 
Dave Thureby 
•"Any Couple" 
Zubn ft Drels 
•Ara Sisters - 

Reading, Pa. 

MAJESTIC (Ubo) 
Brant A Aubrey 
Roy La Pearl 
Ben ft Hazel Mann 
Nature's Nobleman 
(One to All) 

2d halt 
Jack ft Forrls 
Lloyd ft Whltehouae 
Jean Sothern 
"Perhaps You're 

Right" . 
(One to All) 

Richmond, lad. 
MURRAY (sun) 
Jean Barrios 
Morgan ft Stewart 

2d halt 
McComb ft EwartTw 
Gardner's Maniacs 
Richmond, Va, 
LYRIC (ubo) 
(Norfolk split) 
1st half 
Stewart Sisters 
Clark ft Budd 
Jonny Burke 
Henry's Pets 
(One to All) 

Roanoke, Ya. 

ROANOKE (ubo) 
(Charlotte split) 
1st halt 
Martin ft Bayes 
The Dohertys 
Scotch Lads ft Lassies 
Lew Hawkins 
Peterson Bros 

Rochester, N. Y. 
TEMPLE (ubo) 

Rooney ft Bent 

Fradkln A Tell 

Chrle Richards 

Edith Clifford 
' Masle King Co 

Hollowan ft Wlllette 

Everest's Circus 

Frank Shields 

Rockford, I1L 
PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

Latoy's Models 

Newklrk ft Girls 

Knorr ft Rella 

Zeno ft Mandel 

Boganny Troupe 
2d halt 

Diamond ft Daughter 

Mayor & Manicure 

Langdon ft Smith 

Doc Baker ft Girls 

Glenn ft Jenkins 

Sacramento 

ORPHEUM 
(23-24) 
(Same bill playing 
Stockton 25-28 ; Free- 
no 27-28) 
Robt T Haines Co 
Cervo 

G sutler's Toy Shop 
Mack Williams 
Amoros Sisters 
Bison City 4 
Conlln ft Glass 

HIP (aftb) 
Leo Data ft Co 
Moore ft Gray 
Tom ft Pearl Almond 
Ward Baker Co 
Burke ft Lee 
Demi Trusea Tr 
Pickett ft Pluskett 



2d halt 

Enos Frazere 
Voltaire ft Lloyd 
Green ft Bailey 
Herbert ft Lee 
Shaffer Leonard A F 
Lipton's Monks 

Saginaw, Mich. 
JEF-STRAND (ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 
RoBe ft Dell 
f & G DeMont 
M Hamilton Co 
Eranklyn p^ 
Clark's Hawailans 

2d halt 

(Same as Bay City 1st 

half) 

St. Loots 

ORPHEUM 
DeHaven A Parker 
Andrew Mack 
Rose ft Bernard 

vffiS£ 4Cleni0 " 

Elsie LaBerbere 
- GRAND (wva) 
Kramer A Cross 
Downs ft Gomes 
■ J Moore 
Zara Carmen Trio 
Eergneon « Sunder'd 
Wilson A Van 
Latour ft Gold 
The Lemon 

*^SL£S? Monks 

m IMPERIAL (wva) 
Tabor ft Green 
Diaz Monks 
(Three to fill) 
, KINGS (wva) 
Juggling DeLisle 
Devoy ft Dayton 
• Cycle of Mirth" 
Fred Elliott 
Dining Car Mlns 
„ 2d half 

Paul Chonchas Co 
Doherty a Sealta 
Cllford Hlppl. Co 
Alexander ft Fields 
Black ft White 

St. Paal 

,_ ORPHEUM 

"All" f D ^ 0pen,B « ) 

Kathryn * Murray 
Merian'a Don 
Lew Madden Co 

PALACE (wra) 
The Totos ' 

¥^r * Laokmar 

7 Serenaders 
Dot Marsell 
(One to All) 
_ (2d half) 
•Dream Bisters 
Fr*n cl » ft Hume 
Sidney Taylor Co 
Bessie Clifton 
"Hello People, Hello" 

Salt Lake 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Wilton Lackaye 
Milton ft DeLong Sis 
Keane ft White 
Oygl ft Varie 
"Girl from Milwaukee" 
Julia Ring Co 
Milt Collins 

PANTAGES (p) 
"Temptation" 
"Finders Keepers" 
Cook A Oatman 
Curtis' Canines 
Wm H Rogers ■ 
Sam Antonio, Tex. 

ROYAL (hp) 
Rose ft Ellis 
Sol Berns 

Mr ft Mrs P Fisher 
Noodles Pagan Co 
"Girl of Delhi" 
San Diego 
PANTAGES (p) 
Oalettl'e Baboona 
Denlsbawn Dancers 
Billy Elliott 
Reddlngton ft Grant 
Talby ft Harty 
Eastman Trio 

HIP (a&h) 
Hopkins ft Axtell 
Arnold B Wurnelie 
Wilson ft Tomseli 
De Peron Trio 
Sharp ft Gibson 
Brlnkman A Steele Sis 

2d halt 
Lew Huff 
Leg Arados 
"Milady's Gowns" 
Whirlwind Hagens 
Dupree ft Wilson 

San Francisco 
ORPHEUM 

(Sunday opening) 
"Girl on Magazine" 
Mrs T Whiffen Co 
Bessye Clifford 
Eddie Foyer 
Florence Tempest 
Clark S Bergman 
Kltaro Japs 
Trncey ft McBrlde 
PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 
"Stocklnge" 
"Mile a Minute" 
Hooper ft Burkhardt 



VARIETY 



21 



■Wlnton Bros . . 

DeMlchelle Bros 
Fred Kellr 

CASINO (afth) 

(Sunday opening) 
"Hun Chasers" 
Nestor's Sweethearts 
Kip ft Kippy 
Dele Wilson 
O'Rourke ft Atkinson 
HIP (afth) 

(Sunday opening) 
Seymour ft Dupree 
"Walter Baker Co 
The Zellinls 
Jarrls ft Gaffney 
Kartells 
3 Dennis Sisters 

iSTSSSSS, G«. 

BIJOD (Ubo) 
(Jacksonville split) 
1st half 
Sterling Rose 3 

Georgia Emmett 
Kolllday ft Neville 
Harris ft Lyman 
Mlsaee Chaltonte 

Schenectady, N. Y. 
PROCTOR'S (Ubo) 
J ft A Keener 
Ed Morton 
Diane ft Rublnl 
Farrell Taylor Co 
Johnny Clarke Co 

2d ball 
Red ft Blondy 
Edna Luby 
R H Hodge Co 
Kilkenny Duo 
"Miss America" 

S eras ton, Pa. 
POU'8 (Ubo) 
(Wllkeibarre split) 
1st half 
The Dartoa 
Lexer ft O'Connor 
Cappa Family 
Hilton ft Rogers 
"Rlalto Review" 

Se attle 

ORPHEUM 
(Suniay opening) 
Dora's Celebrities 
Imhoff Conn ft Coreene 
Brendsl ft Bert 
Lelptlg 

Tvette ft Saranod 
Emerson ft Baldwin 
Losova ft Ollmore 
VANTAGES (p) 
"Oh Charmed" 
Bailey ft Austin 
Sherman Van ft H 
Regay ft Mack 
Hill Tlvo'.I ft Hill 

Slonx City. la. 

ORPHEDM (wva) 
Turner ft Grace 
Mahoney ft Rogers 
Lehoen A Dnprece 
"Camouflage" 
(Two to fill) 

3d halt 
Nora Kelly 
Brown's Highlanders 
Jack Ooldle 
Willie Bros 
(Two to Ml) 

Soath Bend, lad. 

ORPHEDM (wva) 

(Sunday opening) 
Artolse Bros 
Lilian Kingsbury Co 
Sen Fran Murphy 
Choy Weng Wa Tr 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"Vanity Fair" 

gpokaae 

PANTAGES (p) 
Worden Bros • 
"Revue Bouquet" 
T P Dunn 
Wm Flemmen Co 
Holmes A LeVere 
"Barefoot Bey" 

Sprlacfleld. HI. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Tyler ft St Clair 
"Yankee Princess" 

2d half 
The Florenls 
Mowatt A Fuller 
Fltislwmons ft Nor- 

mand 
June Mills 
Dedle Veide Co 

SprlasfleU, Mass. 
PALACE (ubo) 
3 Sports 

Walsh ft Edwards 
Chas Edwards 8 
"Garden Belles" 
Val ft B Stanton 
Louis Hart 

2d half 
Krawley A West 
Flatter A Malta 
Dinklns McCarthy ft E 
Walter J Scanlon 
Moon ft Morris 
McKay's Revue 

BWAY (loew) 
Melva 8lsters 
Calvin A Thornton 
•"Any Couple" 
Zuhn A Drels 
(One to Mil) 

2d half 
Homer Rom&lne 
Bdah Deldridge 3 
Chas Mack Co 
Hawthorne A Anthony 
(One to fill) 



gprtasfleld, O. 

SUN (sun) 
Angell ft DeYoe 
Paul Bauwens 
O'Donnell A Blair 
Briscoe ft Rauh 
Arco Bros 

2d halt 
Mansfield A Riddle 
Raines A Goodrich 
Belgium Trio 
(Two to All) 

Stockton 
HIP (afth) 
Peat Stevens 
Oehan ft Genua 
Joe Barton 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
(Same as Sacramento 
1st half) 

Superior, Wis. 

PALAOB (wva) 
Ware ft Marvin 
Sidney Taylor Co 
(Three to flit) 
2d half 
The Totos 
Murphy ft Lackmar 

7 Serenaders 
Dot Maraell 
(One to fill) 

Syracuse, N. Y. 
CRESCENT (ubo) 
H ft I West 
McNally A Aahton 
Jsmes Grady Co 
Aus SUn Stanley Co 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Swift ft Daly 
Alice Manning 
Nippon Duo 
Hadji Sambola Co 
(Two to All) \ 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Harmon A O'Connoi 
Tllyou ft Ward 
R Hodge Co 
Sylvester ft Vance 
"On ManlUa Bay" 

2d balf 

8 Lachman Sisters 
Charles Reilly 
Howard ft Ross 
Paynton Howard ft L 
Ftelds Keane ft W 
Johnny Clarke Co 

Tacoma 
PANTAGES (p) 
"He's a Devil". 
Mller Packer ft Sell 
Jackie ft Billy 
The Norvellos 
Wheeler ft Potter 
"Red Fox Trot" 
Terre Haute, lad, 
NEW HIPP (wva) 
(Evansvlle split) 
1st halt 
"Mimic World" 

Toledo .. 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Girard'8 Monkeys 
Fred Allen 
"Some Bride" 
Chief Caupollcan 
"Petticoats" - 
Adolphus Co 
J ft M Harklns 
4 Bolses 

Toronto 
HIP (ubo) 
The 8 h el dons 
Olathe Miller Co 
McCarthy ft Levering 
Marie Russell 
(Two to HID 

YOTJNOEJ (loew) 
Gordon A Gordon 
•M Prince A Girls 
Jimmy Brltt 
Douglas Flint Co 
Friend ft Dowlng 
•Giuliani Quartet 
Trenton, \. J. 
8TATE ST (moss) 
Nolan ft Nolan 
Fay A J Smith 
Jack Mariey 
Gold Re«re A Edw 

2d half 
A Gilbert 

F Fay ft Jazs Band 
(Two to fill) 

Troy, W. Y. 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
Vim Beauty ft H 
Charles Reilly 
Imperial Quintet 
Fields Keane A W 
"Miss America" 
Leonard A Wlllard 
Ford A Drma Co 

2d half 
Sylvester ft Vance 
Tom Nawn Co 
Tllyou ft Ward 
"On Manila Bay" 
Nellie V Nichols 
Trcnoll Duo 

Uflen, V. Y. 
COLONIAL (Ubo) 
Swain's Animals 
Mabel Hamilton 
Duval ft Symonds 
Josle Heather Co 
H * G Ellsworth 
Retter Bros 
(One to All) 

2d halt 
A J Woods 
Jerome A Albright 
"Children of France" 
Burns ft Frablto 
(Threo to All) 



Vaaeonyer, 0. C. 

ORPHEUM 
A Kaach Ballet 
Whipple ft Huston 
Lelghtnere &.AleX 
Fistel A Gushing 
Rev F Gorman 
Aus Crelghtona 
Jas J Morton 

PANTAGES (p) 
"Help, Police" 
Cameron Oaylor Co 
Detective Keane 
American Hawaiian 3 
Kremka Bros 

Victoria, B. O. 
, PANTAGES. Ip) 

Brltt Wood ■•• '. . 
Octavia HandswortaCo 
Foils sie ft LeRoy 
Zeno Dunbar ft J 
Waco* Tex 
ORPHEUM (hp) 
Alexandria 
Moore ft Rose- 
Alex Bros ft Evelyn 
Donavon ft Lee 
"Peacock Alley" 
Waaklagto*. D. 0. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Theo Kosloff Co 
"Best Sellers" 
Janet Adair Co 
'Stephen D O'Rourke 
Bob Hall 
Collins ft Hart 
Harris ft Morey 
Robbie Gordons 

COSMOS (moss) 
Weber ft Billot 
Mr ft Mrf Claire 
Royal Gasoolgnes 
Arthur Blgby 
"Little Burglar" 
(One to fill) 
Waterbnry. Conn. 
POLI'8 (Ubo) 
The Hennlngs 
Merrllees ft Doria 
Burns ft Ardlne 
Fayer Finley Co 
Lydla Barry 
Grey ft Old Rose 

2d halt 
Whiteside Sisters 
Walsh A Edwards 
Shannon ft Aanls 
Nevins ft Brwin . 
Lo Grobs 

Bachelor's Romance 
Waterloo, la. 
MAJESTIC (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Ooldle ft Mack 
Cooney Sisters 
Homberg ft Lee 
C Hanson ft Village 4 
Robt Everest 

2d half 
Hughes Musical Duo 
George ft Tony 
Leigh DeLacey Co 
Big City 4 
Johnson Dean Rev 
Wtlkes-Barre, Pa. 
POLI'8 (Ubo) 
(Scranton spilt) 
1st halt 
Dancing Orontns 
Dolle Sisters 
Frank Conroy Co 
Frank Gaby 
Ernie Antonio 8 
Wilmington, DeL 

GARRICK (Ubo) 
Potroff Co 
Doris Dare 
"Playmates" 
B Heath Co 
Kalmar ft Brown 
Kaufman Bros --—- 
Jean Duval Co 
Wlaalpeg 
ORPHEUM 
Walter C Kelly 
'Married via Wire" 
Dickinson ft Deagon 
3 O'Gorman Girls 
Sylvia Loyal Co 
Prosper ft Maret 
Gallagher A Rooley 



PANTAGES (p) 
Tom Edwards Co 
The Younger* 
"The Owl" 
Manning Kesney A K 
Reves ft Gaynor Girls 

STRAND (wva) 
Johnny A Wise 
Cununlngs ft Carroll 
McWms SUendal ft B 
Arlsto Troupe * 

2d half 
(Same as Ft William 
1st half) 

Wooaeoeket, R. I. 
BIJOU (ubo) 
Evelyn ft Dolly 
Donley T Roberts 
Palfrey Hull ft B 

2d half 
LePolltta ft DeBarr 
Eddie Healy 
Fern Blgelow A K 
Worcester, Has*. 
POLI'S (ubo) 
Stewart A Oumberiy 
Brown Campbell' ft L 
Shannon A Annie 
Moon A Morris 
Osakl A Taki 

2d halt 
"Birds of a Feather" 
Dave Jonson 
Gray A Byron 
Rebn A Fitch 
Herbert Ashley Co 
PLAZA (ubo) 
Sherwin Kelly 
Crasy Quilts 
McKay's Scotch Rev 
Flager ft Malta 
Mang ft Snyder 

2d half 
Vanle ft Allen 
Shirley 81s 
Bums ft Ardlne 
"Garden Belles" 
(One to fill) 

Yoakers, X. Y. 
PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
••Sultan" 
Ben Smith 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Lawton 

Mack ft Redding 
Armstrong ft Ford 
8 Black Dots 

OPERA HOUSE (ubo) 
Jack ft Foris 
"Perhaps You're 

Right" 
Billy Gleason 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Roy La Pearl 
Ben ft Hazel Mann 
Nature's Nobleman 
(Two to All) 
Yoan aal owa, O. 
KEITH'S (Ubo) 
Teohoro's Cats 
Adams ft Griffith 
Rice ft Werner 
Man Oft Wagon 
MoDevltt Kellr A L 
Jean Adair Co 
H A A Seymours 
Ben Beyer Co 
Parle 
ALHAHBRA 
Fred Lindsay 
Sam Barton 
Purcella Bros 
Flying Banolas 
Alphonse Rancy 
Faton (Monkey) 
Olga Moraellt 
Arizona Trio 
Romaln Nolset 
Kllly Grenelle 
Merlel 

NOUVBAU CIRQUE 
Jess Pedersen 
Plssluttl ft Lola 
Maurice Chevalier 
Bijou ft Antonio 
Mitzordo Jap Tr 
Sisters Mates 
Leon Rogee 
Terpischore 
Chas Pllno 
Jack A Glgl Ovaro 



CABARET 



OSWEGO STIRED UP. 

Syracuse, Sept. 18. 

The Oswego Society is all stirred up 
because one of its leaders was denied 
the privilege of appearing in the pro- 
duction of "The Flying Prince" at the 
Richardson Theatre Monday night. 

Soldiers of General Hospital No. 5 
objected to the woman, whose name 
is withheld, because her husband, a 
former officer in the United States 
Army, is alleged to be a pronounced 
pacifist with no Liberty Bond or war 
chest contributions to his credit. 

Adeline O'Connor, a professional 
from New York, was' brought to Os- 
wego early in the week ana rehearsed 
for the part. She has been with a 
number of good road attractions. 

Tannehill-Conoly Camp Show. 

Frank Tannehill and Joe Conoly are 
producing a musical show to play the 
cantonments exclusively. 

In November Tannehill goes to Los 
Angeles to put on a comedy drama in 
which he is financially interested. 



The new Maxim's show opening next 
Monday will have Veronica and the 
Gossler Twins among its principals. 

Some of the road houses around New 
York shut down tight last Sunday, 
while others kept open in a way, but 
did scarcely any business. 

Ethly and Addison Fowler, at Baron 
Long's Ship cafe, Los Angeles, for a 
run of 50 weeks, are coming east, for 
the first time. They are dancers and 
have been called "The Castles of the 
Coast." 

Paul Corvin, formerly of the Clifton 
Trio that had to disband owing to one 
of its members being drafted, is a! 
Sennett's, Bronx, where he has or- 
ganized a trio composed of Jim 
O'Brien, Harry Walken and himself. 

Fannie Brice, who was leading in 
"Why Worry?" when that show 
stopped after one of the season's 
short runs, may return to "The Mid- 
night Frolic" on the Amsterdam Roof. 
Miss Brice was there in the summer. 

Earl Fuller has four orchestras in 
the Rector's places. The downstairs 
orchestra at Rector's, with 12 pieces, 
is led by Joe Samuel; the upstairs 
(ballroom) of nine pieces by Mike 
Special and there is a Jazz combination 
in the same room, of five pieces. Ben 
Selvin is the leader of the other Fuller 
orchestra of seven pieces at the Moulin 
Rouge. 

Gnyon's Paradise in Chicago; one of 
the largest dancing establishments in 
the world, opened its 1918-1919 season 
Thursday, September 19, after being 
closed for nearly three months. Ex- 
tensive alterations were made to per- 
mit of larger dancing space and the 
installation of new features. In its 
new shape the hall can accommodate 
7,000 dancers and 1,000 diners at the 
same time. 

Proposals to install soda water foun- 
tains in the restaurants when prohi- 
bition takes effect in this country are 
being made by manufacturers of the 
fountains to restaurateurs. At the 
fountains if employed very fancy 
mixed soft drinks will be served if the 
public takes to this form. One of the 
Broadway cabaret restaurants is said 
to be figuring on putting in a fountain 
this winter to accommodate men in 
uniform. _ 

The now revenue law about being 
completed by Congress doubles the 
cabaret tax. The law legally "sets" 20 
per cent, of the check as the admission, 
or to be so regarded. This is as at 
present, but the new law states that 
20 per cent, of the admission is to be 
collected, whereas now it is 10 per cent. 
In other words a $10 check would be 
regarded as including $2 admission and . 
20 per cent, of that would be 40 cents. 
At present the tax on a $10 check is 20 
cents. 

George Grundy, who was compelled 
to relinquish his lease of Grand Cen- 
tral Palace through the taking over 
of the edifice by the Government, is 
negotiating to assume the lease of the 
St. Nicholas Rink, now being managed 
by Cornelius Fellowes, Jr. The bonus 
mentioned in the taking over of the 
present ice rink is understood to be 
$20,000 a year for ten years. If 
the deal is consummated, Grundy 
plans to have roller skating in 
the basement and dancing on the pres- 
ent ice skating floor. The Brooklyn 
Ice Rink on Bedford avenue is to be 
converted into a storage warehouse; 
Healy's on upper Broadway is devoted 
to pictures; the ice rink at 181st street 
is undergoing remodeling whereby the 
present entrance will be converted into 
stores. 



After visiting out-of-town one might 
change an opinion that New York 
restaurant men are the only ones who 
have bulged out their menu card prices 
to the bursting point. All over it's 
about the same' with the out-of-town- 
ers, however, taking the lead 'from New 
York. Up-State last week three hotel 
proprietors in one city were called be- 
fore the local food administration and 
fined $50 each, with a more severe 
penalty promised if they did not stop 

Erofiteering. The food administrator 
ad in figures where the hotels had 
charged 900 per cent, profit on two 
items of vegetables. 

"Vanity Fair" opened at Rector's 
(downstairs) last week. It's a very 
dressy revue, of several principals and 
girls. The dressing compares with the 
elaborateness of the same thing always 
specialized in in the other Rector's 
floor entertainment, at the Palais 
Royal. The costumes for the ensembles 
are striking. It's quite the best show 
in this respect that Rector's has given. 
Otherwise in playing and principals 
there is nothing exceptional. La 
Sylphe the dancer is in the lead. Others 
are Mabel Jones, Kosner and O'Dette, 
the Mertons, Gloria D'Arcy (who leads 
several numbers, including "The Amer- 
ican Jazz," the big number of the show, 
that also has a girls' jazz band with 
Delphi Daughn as the dancer and the 
Brady collie dogs taking part) ; the 
Sheldons, Kitty McLaughlin and Ar- 
ture Lugaro, besides the chorus girls: 
Carol Hayden, Grayce Hall, Ruth 
Townsend, Elsie McMillin, Marguerite 
Thomson, Madge McCarthy, Jeanne 
Voltaire, Lucile Gordon, Helen Walker, 
Marie Williams, Betty Stone, Ara Mar- 
tin, Christine Palfy (the latter four 
with the collies). 

NEWACTS. 

Marie Walsh and Irving Edwards. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence in 
sketch, "A Week End Trip." 

Geo. Felix and Clair Palmer in "The. 
Girl Nextdoor." 

Leroy, Talma and Bosco, with IS 
people. 

Eva Puck, with Elmer White (for- 
merly Abbott and White) at the piano, 

Darrell and Edwards, formerly Tower 
and Darrell (Aaron Kessler). 

Harry Gibbs and Edna Col well in 
sketch. 

Harry Fidler, formerly Fidler and 
Sheldon, single. 

Annette Kellerman contemplates re- 
turning to vaudeville with a big act. 

The Three White Kuhns are return- 
ins to vaudeville as a trio. 

The Stowaways," musical comedy, 
9 people, with Ed. West and Paul 
Paulis (Bert La Mont). 
. "Hands Across the Seas," with 12 
people, including the Lovenberg Sis- 
ters and O'Neary Brothers. 

"Sliding" Billy Wat3on (burlesque) 
and Joe F. Willard in military travesty, 
with three people. 

Ben Bernie, single. Formerly Bcrnie 
and Baker, with Mr. Baker ordered to 
report. 

"Blow Your Horn" with Kirt Vance 
and Josephine Taylor (Herman 
Becker). 

"Six International Tourists" (for- 
merly Lasky's "Six Hoboes"), (Jack 
Henry). 

"The Heart of Annie Wood," a 
"flash" drama, with five people, with- 
out carrying electricians. 

Polly Moran, for the past three and 
one-half years princial comedienne in 
Keystone pictures, returning to vaude- 
ville. 

Al Reymond (formerly Raymond and 
Caverly) and a company of five, in the 
John B. Hymer sketch, "From Denver 
to Frisco." Mr. Raymond will play a 
Hebrew character in the skit. 

Andre Sherri is putting on a new 
musical playlet called "Hats, Bonnets 
and Chapcaux." Hattie Lorraine is in 
the lead. Others are Perle Frank, Jack 
Cragin, Lois Arnold, Gabrielle Gray. 



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NEWS OF THE DAILIES 



A. H. Woods baa bought the stage rights to 
a play entitled "Torpedoed." 

Tbe Solwyn. now complete, will open Oct. 2 
with Jane Cowl In "Information, Please." 

San Carlo Grand Opera Co. has extended Its 

engagement at the Sbubert tor another week. 

Ruth Lee has succeeded Eleanor Fox In 
"Maytlmo," at the Broadhurst Theatre. 

Wlllam A. Brady la to present a melodrama 
entitled "Enemies Within," by Kllbourn Gor- 
don and B. H. Culbertson. 

David Belaaco has a new play for Frances 
Starr, a comedy by Edward Knoblock. The 
piece will be plated In rehearsal shortly. 

Cyril Maude made his first appearance in 
•The Saviog Grace" at Buffalo, Sept 16. The 
play will be seen at the Empire, Bept 30. 

After a tour of almost two years, "The 
Wanderer" will be brought back to the Man- 
hattan for one month, beginning Sept. SO. 

When "Turn to the Right" comes to the 
Standard next week Mike Donlln will be 
Slippery Mugga. 

"They Come. Back," by Brltton Austin, will 
be presented by Walter Hast at a local Shu- 
bert theatre next month. 

James F. Rellly, for many years a member 
of the Charles Frohman business staff, has 
been elected secretary of the Charles Frohman 
Co., Inc. . 

In the theatrical unit of the Police Reserve, 
William Fox baa been commissioned a major, 
John Zanft a captain and Harry C. Sommers 
a lieutenant. 

An extended run in New York in one of the 
Sbubert houses, starting early in November, 
Is Included in the plans of Robert B. Mantell 
for tbe present season. 

Edwin Carty Ranck, formerly dramatio edi- 
tor Brooklyn Eagle, has been appointed press 
representative of the Greenwich Village The- 
atre. 

After Oct. 1 the Government virtually abol- 
ishes the code cable. All messages sent by 
cable must be In plain language. Nov. 1 the 
same order affects incoming cables. 

"The Love Cure," a musical comedy, is being 
prepared for early opening by Jack B. Loeb, 
who. with Al. Stoean, wrote the book: lyrics 
by Edith Jane and music by Leo Edwards. 

Cleofonte Campanlnl, general director of the 
Chicago Opera Association, has engaged for 
the coming season Giorgio Polacco, who was 
tbe leading Italian conductor at the Metro- 
politan a couple of years ago. 

William A. Brady has acquired for early pro- 
duction a romantic comedy, entitled "Peters 
Mother." the work of Mrs. Henri de la Pas- 
teur (Lady Clifford). The piece has been 
produced in London. 

"Betty at Bay," a play by Mrs. Jessie Por- 
ter, will be brought from London by the Shu- 
berts and presented here next month. J. H. 
Barnes, who produced the play, will direct it 
here and have a leading part. 

Tbe annual ball of tbe Screen Club at the 
Hotel Astor will be held in November, under 
the auspices of the Stage Women's War Relief, 
with the co-operation of the picture industry 
and tbe stage. 

Smith £ Golden will shortly produce a new 
play by Frank Bacon, co-author with Wln- 
cbell Smith of "Llghtnin'," entitled "Five 
o'clock." rt Ib a dramatization of a story by 

Freoman Tilden. 



Anthony Paul Kelly will assist In making 
photographic records for the Bureau of Navi- 
gation of what our navy has accomplished 
since tbe declaration of war. He Joined the 
navy last June. 

Tbe Hippodrome has been placed at the 
disposal of the Trustees for the Fund for the 
Welfare of the 165th Infantry, formerly the 
60th, N. Q.. N. Y., for a special performance, 
Sept. 22, for the benefit of the men now in 
France. 

Captain James R. Morrison, who played In 
"Tbe 13th Chair," has returned from the Piave 
front with decorations bestowed by the King 
of Italy. Sept. 16 be spoke In tbe Stage Wo- 
men's War Relief Workroom, 366 Fifth ave- 
nue, New York. 

A professional hlsser has been added to the 
caet of "Three Faces East.v He Is stationed 
in the wings, nenr enough to be beard on" the 
stage. When an actor has to say "Gott Strafe 
England or "Der Tag," he hisses loudly and 
the audience soon picks it up. 

Oct. 1 the Government will abolish the 
custom of serving a la carte meals on dining 
cars, and the table d'hote plan will be substi- 
tuted. The charge for luncheon and dinner 
will be $1. Tbe plan oontomptates a standard- 
ization of tbe meals. 



bs unlvoraal membership, which will Include 
the renewal of tbe present membership and se- 
curing as new members all the available adult 
population of tbe United States, excepting men 
in service. 



CRITICISM. 

MAID OF THE MOUNTAINS. 

A musical play In three acts, book by Fred- 
erick Lonsdale, lyrics by Harry Graham, Clif- 
ford Harris, music by Harold Fraser-Bimpson, 
James W. Tate, Gils Rice. At the Casino, 
Sept. 11. 

Tbe music was very pretty, and with a few 
needed touches in the singing and acting time 
of It the piece should gain immeasurably.— 
Herald. 

Tbe humor of tbe piece, too, was of a 
sound old vintage, as was tfaet mustclanly 
score. It was a characteristic Elllott-Com- 
stock-Gest production, which is to say, that It 
was distinguished for tbe generous use of 
money, inspired by good taste. — Timet. 
CROPS AND CROPPERS. 

A comedy in three acts, by Theresa Helburn, 
at the Belmont, Sept 12. 

There Is material for admirable satire, and 
for an Inspiring object lesson, in the main 
situation of "Crops and Croppers." — Timet. 

Miss Helburn'a comedy, though It has not 
much substance, is smartly written, with 
clever thrusts which border on satire at the 
young women who are struggling to increase 
the Nation's store of provisions. 

ANOTHER MAN'S SHOES. 

A comedy In three acts by Laura Hlnkley 
and Mabel Ferris, based on a story by Miss 
Hlnkley, at the Sflth Street. Sept 12. 

It must be seen to be understood, and those 
who like fascinating mystery complications will 
not fall to appreciate tbe simple explanation 
which the play divulges.— Herald. 

The best part of the play la lta mystery.— 
Timet. 

AN IDEAL HUSBAND. 

A comedy In four acta, by Oscar Wilde, at 
the Comedy. Sept. 16. 

No one who cares for intelligent wit and 
gentune gayety can afford to miss "An Ideal 
Husband."— Timet. 

"An Ideal Husband" is nicely staged and 
superbly costumed. — World. 

HTJMPTY DDMPTY. 

A comedy In four acts, by Horace Annesley 
Vachell. st the Lyceum, Sept. 16. 

The comedy will go only as far as Mr. Skin- 
ner's following will take It. — Herald. 

The play is pleasurable, If only for-lts star's 
finished and graceful performance. — World. 

THE GIRL BEHIND THE GUN. 

A musical comedy In three acts. Book and 
lyrics by Guy Bolton end x». 0. Wodehouse, 
music by Ivan Caryll. At the New Amster- 
dam. Sent 16. 

'The oiri Behind the Gun" made a perfect 
score. — Herald. 

Military musical comedy up to tbe minute, 
with situations suggested from the other side, 
properly deplrved of all of war's grim reali- 
ties, end drwwed un In frivolity for Broadway, 
describes "The Girl Behind the Gun."— Timet. 

SOME NIGHT. 

A musical comedy In three acts, book, music 
and Ivrlcs by Harry Delf. At the Harris, 
Sent. 16. 

The most Interesting things about "Some 
Night" were the girls of tbe ensemble and the 
author. Harry Delf— Timet. 

Able Senman Pelf's war duties may take 
him far from Broadway, but "Some Night" 

J I undoubtedly remain In tbe Harris as 
asant reminder of him for some weeks to 
come. — Herald. 

THE UNKNOWN PURPLE. 

A melodrama In a prologue snd three acts 
by Roland West and Carlyle Moore, at the 
Lyric, Sept 14. 

The stage settings, necessary to the tricks 
of this queer nlav, are some of the best fea- 
tures of It — Herald. 

Scenleallv the play falls into the long cate- 
gory of pieces that owe their dramaturgy to 
"On Trial," and ultimately to the movies.— - 
Timet. 



Shuberts Drop Name from Title.. 

Syracuse, N. Y.. Sept. 18. 
Following the announced intent of 
the owners of the Weitincr to take 
legal steps to force the Shuberts to 
discontinue the employment of the 
name of the theatre as Shubert-Weit- 
ing, the Shubert name has been 
dropped. 



Eleanor Gates' Play to Be Rewritten. 

"Phoebe Pretends," the new comedy 
by Eleanor Gates, has returned from 
its try-out tour, and it is said that it 
will be the first of the year before it 
will resume playing owing to the ne- 
cessity of rewriting before it can come 
into New York. 



The second Christmas membership campaign 
of the American Red Cross will be held tho 
latter part of December. The objective will 



"Melting of Molly" Once Again. 

The Shuberts have once more placed 
in rehearsal "The Melting of Molly," 
and the piece is scheduled for im- 
minent presentation out of town. 



STOCKS OPENING. 

San Francisco, Sept 18. 
The Sandusky Dramatic Stock will 
open an indefinite engagement at 
Butte, Mont., about Sept. 22. 

Lowell, Mass., Sept. 18. 
Henry Jewett, manager of the Cop- 
ley, has announced the members of his 
company. He proposes to open the 
season next week. They are Essex 
Darre, Mercedes Dismore, Fred W. 
Pcrmain, Montague Weston, Leonard 
Craske, H. Conway Wingfield, E. E. 
Clive, Nicholas Joey, B. N. Lewin, 
Cather Lexow, Viola Roach, Jessamine 
Newcomb, William Podmore, Es telle 
Thebaud. 

Buffalo, Sept. 18. 
Dr. Peter C. Cornell, manager of the 
Majestic and Star, has announced the 
opening of the Knickerbocker Players 
at the Star Sept. 23. The first produc- 
tion will be "The Brat." Howard Rum- 
sey, who will manage the players, 
states that he has secured rights to 
some of the latest plays. The company 
will be under the direction of Ekmer 
Brown, and the roll is made up as fol- 
lows. Frank Wilcox, Julie Heme, Miss 
Mary Compton, Alice Colcord, Thomas 
V. Emory, Broderick O'Farrell, John 
Powers, Max Wiseman. 

San Francisco, Sept. 18. 
The Denham, Denver, Colo., has, ac- 
cording to a report, been leased by 
Ernest Wilkes, for one of his dramatic 
stock companies. 

Portland, Me., Sept. 18. 
Alice Fleming opened the season at 
the Alcazar Monday, the opening at- 
traction being "Johnny, Get Your Gun." 
In addition to Miss Fleming, the com- 
pany includes Edward Everett Horton, 
Marie Curtis, Nancy Muston and 
Jessie Brink. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 18. ■ 
Stock will open at the Orpheum 
Theatre here on Oct 7 under the 
direction of Frank Fielder. Mae Des- 
mond is to be leading woman, Ash ton 
Newton being the juvenile. 

Boston, Sept 18. 
The Castle Square Theatre will 
again offer a season of stock, the open- 
ing date being Oct. 12. C. H. Allen is 
in charge. 



Lee Parvin in Divorce Action. 
Chicago, Sept. 18. 

Lee Parvin, head of one of the 
"Friendly Enemy" road shows, has 
been made defendant in a divorce ac- 
tion started by Mrs. Gladys Parvin. 

Mrs. Parvin alleges cruelty and asks 
that Parvin be restrained from spend- 
ing several thousand dollars which she 
says he has in the bank. 



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SHOW REVIEWS. 

(Continued from page 18.) 

FIFTH AVENUE. 



the others, although tbe first number. "We 
Don't Want the Bacon" '(Shapiro, Bernstein 
& Co.), was nicely filmed. The others were, 
"If He Can Fight Like He Can Love" (Feist), 
sung by Artie Mchllnger, and "When the Yanks 
Come Marching Home" (A. J. Stasny & Co.), 
sung by Harry Bernhardt The Stasny num- 
ber got the worst of It, even though the finish- 
ing number. Several of its moving; scenes 
were the same as in the Foist number, and 
the "Inserts" In both, of the several parades 
la New York, also the u. S. cruisers, had 
evidently been seen often before and were 
quickly recognized. -- -- . , 

The Contest held the bouse, and the applause 
sounded genuine for each song without a 
suspicion of a "clacque." It did look as 
though the Waterson singer had a- "plant" 
upstairs, who took up one chorus , for him. 
Now, if Bill McQuald, for the final next Tues- 
day nlgbt, will allow Mabel Burke to- sing all 
the winning songs of this week, there can be 
no partiality shown by the audience toward 
the voice or personality of any one or more 
singers the various publishers would otherwise 
send down to render the numbers. Miss Burke 
stands well with the Fifth Avenue patrons; 
she knows all about Illustrated songs and bow 
to sing them, and It would really bring. out 
the winner on Its pure merit plus tbe excel- 
lence of the picture aside. But BUI is a 
manager, with an acute business sense. He 
may send along a bunch of rooters at the 
same time which would make the walls bulge 
through tho attendance. .,. 

The show opened with Osakl and Takl, a 
Jap balancing turn, followed by. the "-Sherlock 
Sisters and Jlmmle Foley. Next'. were Mason 
and Owynne, and then Doris, .Dare, all under 
New Acts. It was only last week the Sher- 
lock girls were with Jimmy Casson. Mr. 
Foley was formerly of Foley and O'Neil. 

No. 5 held Cook and Savo, who went to a 
stop-the-show finish, the first real big score. 
They have a "baby-boy-baby-girl gag" that 
brought them a howl, and the turn has been 
considerably smoothed out since showing at 
the 23d Street some weeks ago. It still closes 
with tbe "Hula" business by Savo and that 
gave them the hit, although It's not. a certainty 
tbe same result would come to them from a 
regular blg-tlme .audience. Though you can't 
tell. It's an act that will amuse more quickly 
tbe out-of -small-town audience than tbe big- - 
gest big city one. but the. act -will yet easily 
shape up Into big-time timber. Savo has 
certain funny ways; he Is fast learning; how 
to handle to the best advantage, and when he 
Is set in that line their advancement for vaude- 
ville Is sure. Some of the talk is still old In 
years and the cold feet conundrum is a raw 'un 
for a red fire. 

Next were the De Wolf Girls (New Acts) in 
a dressy turn that did not get much, for the 
same reason perhaps Conk and Savo got a 
/ lot — the Fifth Avenue audience. Regal and 
^Moore. who were next, were another resound- 
ing hit. getting It on their finishing tricks. 
It's under New Acts. .■■ ^ 

Harry Carroll was next to closing, singing, 
talking and dancing himself to a. riot closing. 
Mr. Carroll sang some new songs of his own. 
One Is called "Mary's Little Calf," comic, and 
another. "Dixie's Military Ball," 8 war num- 
ber. He said that as there was a war song 
contest to close, he might JUBt as well put 
over the winner before It stsrted. Then he 
sang the "Dixie" number. Hsrry also re- 
marked, "It Is pretty tough up here all alone." 
but he didn't mean It for he was doing too 
well at tbe time. Then he added that, as one 
of tbe acrobats had done some "hoofing" In 
the Regal and Moore turn, there was nothing 
to stop him, either. After - the war song, he 
did a dance, not exactly like Emma Carus or 
Stella Mayhew. but an Imitation of both. Still 
Harry can hoof It a bit. but a little Is enough. 
He should be satisfied to be a song writer, and 
a good one, and an entertainer, Just as good. 
But Mr. Carroll doesn't take himself too seri- 
ously. Therein lies his chief charm' upon the 
stage. Bime. 



With a War Song Contest as an extra at- 
traction for the first five days of the week, 
starting Monday, the Fifth Avenue, Tuesday 
night, for tbe first half, held a vaudeville 
program of eight acts that did not call for 
any assistance. Nearly all of the turns were 
new to the house and New York, but they 
turned out 'fairly well In the main, leading 
the entertainment In excellent shape. 

The program proper closed at 10.30, Includ- 
ing the Contest as the last number before a 
finishing picture, probably a Triangle comedy 
film. Tbe bouse was big, following tbe Mon- 
day holiday rush. If the Tuesday nlgbt at- 
tendance was above the average for that eve- 
ning, then the Song Contest should receive 
tbe drawing credit. It's a nice diversion any- 
way from the regulation vaudeville program. 
It brightens up the finish of the performance, 
stirs the audience through seeing patriotic 
scenes and hearing patriotic songs at this 
opportune time after the long years of this 
wild war. 

Tuesday evening in the Song Conest, "Hello 
Central" (Watorson, Berlin & Snyder), with 
Harry Hart singing It, was declared the win- 
ner by tbe applause of the audience. It didn't 
require much time to decide the winner through 
the plaudits. "Hello Central" was the best 
known of tbe four numbers aung. Also its 
animated plcturlrlng was much superior to 



81ST STREET. 

At last the. 81st Street has changed the 
feature picture from the middle of the bill 
to closing. Whether this or the show for the 
first half was the direct cause for the big 
business Is not known, but tbe house was 
crowded at 8 o'clock Monday night. Things 
seemed altogether different because of the 
change. The patrons knew they did not have 
to sit through the picture and still see the 
vaudeville show. A large percentage of the 
audience walked out after the vaudeville. 

The usual five-act bill was a pleasing one, 
and all the turns fared well. It is also a much 
better arrangement for the acts. Robert Swan 
opened with comedy Juggling and did nicely. 
His work Is tbe familiar routine, but combined 
with his comedy and dances, puts him out of 
the ordinary and eligible for the two-a-day 
houses. Goetz and Duffy (New Acts) followed 
and went over. Bertha Crelghton and Co., In 
their comedy playlet, "Our Husband." by 
Wlllard Bowman, ran about half way through 
before a laugh was scored, but after that 
they came a little faster. The piece Is a 
small time affair and will do there. 

Preceding Intermission Corp. Derby Holmes, 
an addod attraction for the evening perform- 
ances of tbe first half only, told about his 
experiences during the two yearn of service 
"over there." He first told of thrills and then 
of tbe humorous side In the trenches. He 
was greatly liked, closing with a service poem 
and an appeal for smokes for the boys. 

Sam Hearn, "The Rube with His Fiddle 
and Bow," followed the Semi-Weekly News 
Pictorial, which Intercepted and stopped the 
show. He was a strong favorite and forced 
to return for a couple of encores. "The Shlel," 
an original fantasy featuring Lola Fatlma and 
Ell Dawson, closed tbe show and passed. 
About half the house remained seated for the 
five-reel feature, Bessie Barrlscale in "The 
White Lie." 



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ASSISTED BY 



"LOOKUSOVER" 



FRANK GILL 

In "LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT" 

Direction, BURTON & DUDLEY 



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"Thank You" 



OBITUARY. 

Madge Carton, wife of Pat Carson, 
and best known as. a stock character 
woman, closing recently with the Jack 
Lewis Players, died suddenly Sept. 16 
in New York, following the bursting 
of a blood vessel in her head shortly 
after going onto the street from, her 
hotel for a walk to the stores. Her 
demise came after a week's illness, Mrs. 
Carson being unconscious most of the 
time. . A husband survives. 

George Dixon, formerly of- Mason 
and Dixon, in vaudeville, died recently 
at Colfax, Cal. He was 60 years of age 
and born in Buffalo, N. Y. News of his 
. death was received by his former part- 
ner. James Mason, at Buffalo. Mason 
and Dixon traveled widely and Mr. 



IN LOVING MEMORY 
OF MY FATHER 

JEDWARD R. INGLIS 

Who departed this life Sept. 17th, 1918, 

May hli soul nut In peace. 

His Son 

JACK INGLIS 



Dixon lived for several years in Paris, 
where he married. He is survived by 
a daughter, Mrs. Michael Millard, of 
San Francisco. , ■* ■ » 3 

Colonel O. G. Staple* died Sept. 8 
at the Thousand Island House, Alexan- 
dria Bay, N. Y., of which the deceased 
was the owner. Col. Staples at one 
time owned the old -Albaugh - Opera 
House, later Poli's, Washington, D. C. 
He had extensive business interests. 

Thomas Usher, long known as an or- 
chestra leader and formerly on the 




SERVICE 
CASUALTIES 

Casualties in the Berries, affecting 
theatrical people, are published as re- 
ceived in the "In the Ser»lee" depart- 
ment «f VARIETY, weekly, usually 
found en Page S of the current issue. 



board of control of Musical Union No. 
310/ died of heart failure, last week. 

Mrs. Delia Pitcock, proprietress of 
the Albany Hotel, Pueblo, Colo., died 
Aug. 18. The deceased was known to 
many theatrical folk. 

Chloe Martin, a member of Mile. 
Bern's Models, playing the Ackerman- 
Harris Hip circuit in the west, died in 
San Diego, Cal., Sept. 13. 

Louis Ostland, camera man of World 
Pictures, died in Lbs Angeles, Sept. 9, 
as the result of an operation for appen- 
dicitis. 

The father of Clark Brown died Sept. 
16, at Garden City, L. I. 



WANTED 

BLACK AND WHITE DROP 

or any 

Suitable for Cabaret Scene in One. Wclte 

HARVEY and DE VORA TRIO 

3««- Putnam Bide, New Tork 




IS THE BIG SENSATION 



VAN and SCHENCK 

ARE SINGING AT THE RIVERSIDE 
THIS WEEK AND NEXT 

KERRY MILLS, Inc 



207 West 48th, N. Y. 
PUBLISH IT 



LETTERS 

When seaaina f or sseil u> VAJ8XBTT, 
address Hell Clerk 

Where C follows uame, letter Is tat 
variety's Chioago Office. 

Where S F follows name, letter Is 
in Variety's San Francisco Office. 

Advertising er elrouiar letters will 
not he listed. 

P following same indleatea postal, 
advertised ence only. 

Kef following name iadiaates regis- 



Questionnaires. 
Griffith Jot A 

Halstenback Edw 
WUbert L A 

A 

Adair Janet 
Ahrens John 
Alarconwlth ■ Llta 
Allen Flo 
Allen Frank 
Andersloa Scharlotto 
Arapohoe Dan 
Armcnto Paul 
Arthur Dot 
Astella Dan 
Aatella Dell 
Aster Edith 
Atwood Vera 
Aubrey Wilson 
Auston Mrs -J 
Autrlne Harry 
Avery Faith 

B 

Banks Geo 
Barksdale Grace 
Barney Cbas 
Barrett Vera 



Bates Dot 
Beasley June 
Bell & Opal 
Benedict Rose 
Bennett Mrs 
Benson Harry 
Benson Rusty 
Benton Freemont 
Bergere Mlsa 
Bernard Felix 
Biron Alfred 
Black Rose 
Boudlor Paulette 
.Boyle Jack - 
Boyne Hazel 
Brldgett Madlsohe 
Broske Herbert 
Brown Geo 
Brown Hazel 
Browning Edith 
Bryson Jas 
Buch Bros 
Buckley Mrs- Jerry 
Buckner 
Burnedette M 
Burnett* Camilla 
Burnetto Evelyn 
Burns Harry 
Burton Richard 



Cagwln Mary 
Carey Jas 
Carlson J W 
Cavanagh Mrs Earls 
Cavarly Gladys 
Celeste Grace 
Cheslelgh Mae 
Clare Ida 
Coffman Jerry 
Cohan Coaa - "- 
Coleman Claudia 
Coley C A . 
Collins Marty 
Oonlee Ethel 
Cook Emma 
Cooper Harry 
Cornell Ed ' ' 
Cornell Frances 
Coudray Peggy 
Cretgbtoo Fred 
Crelghton Jim 
Cronnln Mme 

b 

Daley Jack 
Daniel Lola 
Darling Bobble 
Davis Ben . 
Davis EhsIo . . 
Davis Genevieve 
Davis Hal ; 
Deane Clifford 
Deano Cliff - 
DeCoe Harry 
DeCoursey Alfred 
DoGrnnt Oliver 
DeGrofT Mrs E 
Delmor Flo 
Delmar Harry 
DeMille Goldle 
DeWlnters Grace 
Diamond & Boyne 
Diamond MIsb 
Dietrich Jean 
Dietrich Roy 
Dillon Lillian 



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-Lion J 
Duckson Evelyn 
Docketader Eleanor 
Donhoee Mrs 
Donlta Miss 
Donovan Fannie 
Draper Bert 
Drew Beatrice 
DuFell Frank 
Dufty H 

Dumltrescu Mlttu 
Duncan Lillian 
Duncan Sammy 
Dunham Walter 
Dunne Jos 
Duval Mrs J 
Dyer Fred 

E 
Earle Dot 

Ear le, Mae 
Earl Phyllss 
Edwards Jas 
Elliott & Noff * 

Ellis Nale 
Emerson O W 
Emerson Jas 
Espe & Dutton 
Estello Eliz 
Evane Barbara 
Evans Jas 
Evens Teddy 
Evera Frank 

V 
Pagan Noodles 
Fay Anna 
Fay Eva 
Fields Blllle 
Fields Ken a & Walsh 
Flenro Jack 
Flint Geo 
Foley Jim 
Foley A Oneil 
Ford John 
Ford Marg 
ForreBter Frank 




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AT ONCE 

HIGH CLASS 

Novelty Acts 

Sister Acts 

Dancing Acts 

Jazz Acts ' 1 

Prima Donnas and 

Soubrettes 

Also Beautiful 

Chorus Girls for 

New York Revue 

Apply 




216 Strand Theatre Bldg. i 

Broadway, at 45th St. 

New York City 



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Foi Marie 
Foy Harry 
Frances Beverly 
Franch Ortha 
Franke Jessie 
Frawley Paul 
Freds b Primrose 
Friend t Donning 
Fullen Chss 

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Gallagher Daisy 
Gangler Jack 
Gay Trio 
Gilbert ft Clayton 
01111 Cliff 
Glenn Myrtle 
Gordon Helen 
Gordon Marie 
Gould Venlta 
H ' 
Halbacb Mrs Winifred 
Hale Frank 
Hall May 
Hamilton Harry 
Hannon Wm 
Harris Geo 
Hart Hazel 
Harvard Mrs C 
Haywood Ella 
Helmsr Lou 
Hendrlke Miss 
Hendrlah 



Herman Sam 
Hewitt Mildred 
Hlbbltt Billy 
Hlgley Eall 
Hlller Frank 
Hloes Cissy 
Hoibrook Flo 
Holdeo Marie 
Howard Virginia 
Hughs Flo •■ ) 

J 

Janice May 
Jackson Jacob 
Jackson Jean ft Babe 
Jarvts Jean 
Johnson Mrs Ed 
Jones Will 
Jordan Irene 
Joseph Mrs M 

K 
Kaill David 
Kalll Louise 
Kaabner Fay 
Kay Clause 
Kaymnre Hazel 
Keane John 
Keefe John 
Keene & Walsh 
Kolley Slause 
Kelmers 

Kennedy Beulak 
Kennedy Jack 



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The Ballad of the Year— A Real Hit 

'THOSE WONDERFUL DAYS 
OF USED TO BE" 

If you /saiig "In th-e Sw^eot Lohg;Ago ?r send for this one. 



'The :iSoiij> That ls>wcopinM ilio ( V/ii'ntf-v-"- 

"SO LONG SAL, 

THE BEST OF FRIENDS MUST PART' 



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PHILADELPHIA BOSTON. 

Room 30 1 , Keith's FFieatre BMg. 230 Tremont Street 

Sf^Wl^^^^^^S 5, Lyric Theatre Bldg, 




WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IH ONE YEAH 

A little over a year ago we started our business in two small rooms. By 
stick-to it-iveness, hard work and ability to pick* the right kind of songs 
that performers and the public want, we have built up an organization and 
a home that any publishing house may well be proud of — and proud we are 
of our beautiful new home in the McCarthy and Fisher Building (five complete 
floors), where we have every facility and comfort for taking care of our 
professional friends arid our business. 




THE SONG'S THE THING 

You want great material. You don't care who publishes it If a Chinaman 
had a marvelous rag song, you would make a great mistake if you didn't go 
and get it. Our boys write better songs than any other staff in the world 
to-day. THE SONG'S THE THING.*' WE HAVE THE SONG. 



ALFRED 
BRYAN 



JOSEPH 

(JOE) 

McCarthy 

and 

FRED 
F9SHER 



LEO 
EDWARDS 



Once more we want to thank you for the wonderful support you have given 
us during the past year which helped us to accomplish the great things that 
we have done and if good songs, hearty co-operation, courtesy and special 
attention to your wants mean anything, we feel sure of your valuable 
support in the future. 



' BI11V 
BASKETTE 



OUR AIM FOR THE FUTURE 

With the biggest and greatest staff of writers in the music business, with a 
wonderful professional and business organization in our home and branch 
offices, we are going to make every endeavor to do much bigger things in 
the future so that the name of McCarthy and Fisher may become a by- word 
on the. lips of every performer and every purchaser of popular and operatic 
music throughout the country. 



DIAMONDS 



JOSEPH 
ITTEHTH 

Gen. Sales 
Manager 



HARRY 
BECKER 

San Francisco 



"EI" 

KEOUfiH 

Mgr. 
Chicago Office 



McHU6H 

Mgr. 
Boston Office 



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At LOEWS AMERICAN, September 19th to 22nd 



JACK BENNETT 



■AT THE PIANO 
Direction, LEW LESLIE 



Kennedy Mrs P J 

Kennedy Thomas 
Kcnnls Mao 
Korncr Otto 
Kibel Jules 
KIngley Ethel 
King Tano 
Kitamura H Y 
Kittrick a B W 
Knowles ft Hurst 
Koppe Sol 



Lawrence Kstelle 
Lawrence Vivian 
Lenry Mm J 
Lee Bobby 
Leonard Mrs F 
La Page Col lit 
Le Tree Ralph 
Lewis Bolly 
Lewis Jack 
Llngarde Mile 
Linton Tom 



M 


Melyln Bert 


O 


Potter Wm 


Mack Gill 


Mtrrlman Garnet 


O'Connell High 


Pratt H 


Maok Margie 


Merrlman Ruby 


Olds 


Pullman Emllj 


Mack Rlohard 


Mervellle Olga 


Opp Joe 




Mable A Mali* 


Miller Bessie 


0; ton Sam 


R 


Manning Alite 


Milton Robert 




Rablnovlcb J 


Marlyn Jim ft Irene 


Mlmlo World 


P 


Rocey Edw 


Marshall Frizzy 


Modena Flo 


Parks Emily 


Rae ft Waynn 


Martin Ethel 


Montambo 


Pate Myrtle 


Raymond Ed 


Maxwell R A 


Montgomery Bessie 


Patterson Bobble 


Raymond Geo 


McClennan Mabel 


Morang Frances 


Paulette Louise 


- Reade Grayce 



Rose Mrs Harry 
Rosensweet Ben 
Roy Pbll 
Roy Walter 
Rozellos Eight 
Russell Flo 
Russell Jack 
Ryan Dolpn 

S 

Scott Marie 



Stewart Florence 
Stewart Margaret 
Stlrk Elsie 
Story Rex 
Stuart Austin 

T 

Talto Tatsu 
Taub Max 
Taylor Antonette 
Taylor Eva 



IT'S m THE AIR— HERE ! THERE !! EVERYWHERE !!! 




WATCH for the Waltz Song Sensation of the Century! "KENTUCKY DREAM." By the writers of "INDIANOLA" 



Kramer Mao 


Lloyd ft Wells 


McGetrick Mrs A 


Moron. Wm 


Payne Baby 


Reld Geo. 


Shafer Mrs A 


Kramer & Morton 


Lolise Ralph 


McKinley Nell 


Morris May 


Payne Mr ft Mrs 


Renee Miss R 


Sbea Mrs Tex 




Lorella Collie 


McKlttrick G B 


Murdock Japle 


Pearson Harry 


Rewlck Rena 


Shennan Mrs M 


L 


Loretta Dee 


McMeal Miss E 


Murphy Danny 


Perclval Mabel 


Rice Andy 


Shipley Barton 


LfiBlnne Leo 


Lorralnes Geo 


McNamee Bessie 




Perkoft Arthur 


Rice Helen 


Shone ft Ware 


LaMar Leona 


Lorraine Lillian 


McSbayne ft Hathaway 


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Perry Geo 


Rice ft Warner 


Shoolln Frank 


LaPIerre Margaret 


Lynch 


Melba Paula 


Natal Ho ft Ferrari 


Phlllpot Margaret 


Riley Joe ft Agnes 


Squires Harry 


LoPradc Paul 


Lyster Alfred 


Melvern Grace 


Neal Kathleen 


Phillips Robert 


Robinson Steve 


Steadman Al 


Larkln John 


Lynton Matt 


Melville E 


Nlblo Victor 


Port ft DeLacey 


Romanos Three 


Sterling May 



Taylor James 
. -, Tlco Kllllan 
>/^:Tl Sing Lee 
'r^TOblas Sophie 
:-" : - -Tracy Roy 
* 'Troy 

Tucker C G 
Turple Albert 
Tyrell Ned 



RITA MARIO - CO 



TEN TALENTED AMERICAN GIRLS 



At KEITH'S RIVERSIDE, THIS WEEK (September 16) 
NEXT WEEK (September 23) KEITH'S, PHILADELPHIA 

Exclusive Direction, PAT CASEY AGENCY. E. K. NADEL, Personal Rep. 



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ARE FINANCIAL WINNERS AT THE BOX OFF; 



SALARY ENVELOPE AND ON THE COUNTER: 



"YOU'LL BE ' THERE TO MEFT : HIEM " ( WK en ' the Boys' Come' Home) 

"KENTUCKY WAS LUCKY" (When , She K'.iiw! A; Girl/ Like You) 

AND iHEGREAl" N/ HUIA 1 SONG HIT FOR WHICH WE PA*D 

$ FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS 



IT'S NEVER 
TOO LATE TO 




fHE WONDERFUL NEW : B ALL AD -WITH 
A HEART INTEREST S 10RY, A SIMPLE 
M c 1 Ol>Y AND A PERFEC f LVRIC. 



HERE IS YOUR COPY 



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Jf there Tv a weak. SPOT in your act that ^n 
be repaired by a •"•GREAT SONG, write; wirV 
or rail on "STASNY" before consulting 
■nny'qne else. 

Band: and Orchestra, Leaders Write for 
Our Catalogue 

When m New York be surtrand p*y us a viiiit 
and you vvill meet WILLIE ROCKWELL, 
FREDMAYOrfOF-FO^ND^lAYO )-DICK- 
HE|NRICH,.AL STONE, ROSE GOLD 
BURG, HARRY BERNHARDT,. RALPH 
WHITE, BURT SHEPARD, EDDIE CAS 
SIDY, EDDY VAN, EARL BURTNET T and 
BpjBBY'rJQN^ 

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Adorable TRIXIE FRIGANZA 

in "CAMP," by JEAN HAVEZ 

Sept. 16— Orpheum, Brooklyn. Sept 23— Alharabra and Royal, New York. Sept. 30— Keith's, Philadelphia. 
Oct 7— Keith's, Washington, D. C. Oct 14— Riverside, New York. Oct. 21— Bushwick, Brooklyn. 

Thank you, MRi DARLING 



World'a Larreit Cat Price Baggage Denier 

WARDROBE TRUNKS 



Every 
Mike 



"Llkly" 

* , Indeotrueto ,, 

"Bal" 

"Hartmann" 
"Murphy" 
"Taylor" 



Every 
Size 



Half Regular Prices! 




SPECIAL 

$18.00 Hotel Steel Clad Trunk 89.78 

28.00 Fibre Theatre 14.80 

38.00 Tail" Wardrobe Trunk 1940 

40.00 FM11 8lte Theatrical Wardrobe... 24.78 

80.00 XX Fibre Combination 2740 

60.00 Guaranteed "Indeatrurto" 84.80 

78.00 "Dreadnaught" Wardrobe 42.00 



An enormous selection of high grade 

Trunks, Bags, Cases. 

Leather goods and travelers' outfits. 

EDWARD CROPPER 

208 West 42d St. 



Phone: Bryant 8678 



NEW YORK 



V 


Wellman Emily 




Wheeler Dick 


Van Aken Alex 


Whitehead Ralph 


VanAken Anna 


Whlttler Robert 


Van Cleef Irene 


Wlllard Tom 


Vane Sybil 


Williams Dot 


VanHorn Jean 


Williams F O 


Vann Helen 


Williams Peggy 


Verga Nick 


Wilson Sophie 


Varnon Cissy 


Woods Joe 


Verona Countess 


Wood Mary 


Vincent Elinor 


Wood 01110 


Vosa Judith 


Wylle Raymond 


W 


T 




Young Cy 


Wallace Hester 


Young Lillian 


Ward Larry 


Young P 


Webb Vevene 


Young Robert 



BLANCHE ALFRED 

and her SYMPHONY GIRLS, assisted by 
"GERANT" Conductor 
Featuring- the RAINBOW GIRL 
In Novelty Dances 

Direction, HARRY SHEA 



WANTED- 



LADY TRICK 
-BICYCLE RIDER 

or good Comedy Mae, to ride freak wheels, to Join 
reoosnlted act. Wire quick. 

W. U 817 Eighth Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 



WANTED 

Comedy Acrobat 

FOR 6TANDAR0 ACT 
Addreaa Witt CARLO, VARIETY, New York City 



THE BURTON 

1421 Montgomery Ave. 

Philadelphia, Sept. .16, 1918. 
Dear Lester, 

With trampoline out of act, closing the show, I did not go as good as at the Palace 
last week. Of course, this is three-a-day and it makes all the difference in the world, 
so I Just put on the old baggy suit, combed my hair a la Raymond Hitchcock, and I 
was the same big riot I always am. 

Yes, I have to keep up my reputation; managers expect me to stop the show every 
performance, so I Just have to do it. - 

Manager Wegefarth and a couple of the acts and I are going to put on a W. S. S. 
act here Friday night. We are going to get the audience to come on the stage and 
buy the stamps. — ■ , 

We all bide the egg at the above address (Campbell's) and stretch there, too. 
Tell ail the boys to boost the N. V. A. billiard club. Get Cue Club cards from 
Mr. Chesterfield at the N. V. A. 

Kindest regards from May, and remember us to nice MORRIS 4k FEU*. 

YOUR LOVING AUDIENCE DAISY 



STAN STANLEY 



HECTOR DOWNE 



Originator and Producer of the 



VERSATILE SEXTETTE 

"A combination of novelty singers and jazz" 

This attraction Is - 

OPEN FOR OFFERS 

For Productions— Vaudeville and Cabaret 

HECTOR DOWNE 

: 340 West 56th Street, 
New York City 



Phone Colnmbns 6327 
Every member in 
deferred classification. 




* . (Sept 23 and Sept. 80.) 
"Americans" 23 Majestic Scranton 80-1 Ar- 
mory BInghamton 2-5 Hudson Schenectady 
NY 
"Auto Oirls" 23 Oayety Philadelphia 8-6 
Broadway Camden N J. 



"Aviators," 23 Empire Cleveland 80 Cadillac 

Detroit. 
"Beauty- Revue" 26-28 Broadway Camden 30- 

3 Camp Diz Wrlghtatown 4-5 Grand Tren- 
ton N J. 
"Beauty Trust" 23 Star & Garter Chicago 29- 

1 Berehel Dea Molnea la. 
Bebman. Show 23 Olympic Cincinnati 80 Star 

& Garter Chicago. 
"Best Show In Town" 23 Gayety Buffalo 30 

Corinthian Rochester. 
"Blue Birds" 23 Cadillac Detroit 80 Engel- 

wood Chicago. 




STRAND BLDfc 

47ttST»?Bway 



ROOM 213 
New YorK 



THEATRICAL 
PHOTOGRAPHER 



ORIGINALS 



REPRODUCTIONS 



Lobby Displays in Water Color and Oil 

SPECIAL RATES FOR SEPTEMBER 

If Quality and Price are Inducements, 

we wilt be sure to please yon. 

WRITE FOR PRICE LIST 



CARLO 



HELEN 



/ 



CASETTA and RYDELL 



Loew Circuit 



IN A SERIES OP ARTISTIC DANCING 

Direction, MANDEL & ROSE 



BILLY 



EVYLEEN 

PURCELLA and RAMSAY 

JUVENILE AND SOUBRETTE 
wira 

MOLUE WILLIAMS GREATEST SHOW 



H0BTO5SB. 



FURNITURE 

CASH or CREDIT 

OPEN EVENINGS TILL t O'CLOCK 




WRITS FOB NSW 80PAOB CATAIOOOT 
AND Ij-PAQB BPBCIAL SALS CIBCOLAB 



B-ROOM OUTFITS 

GRAND RAPIDS 

FURNITURE 

$275 

■.ROOM PERIOD 
APARTMENT 

1700 VALUE 

$585 



APARTMENT WITH 
PERIOD FURNITURE 

VALUE 1500— NOW 

$375 

••MM PERIOD 
APARTMENT 

9I.0M value ■:.- 
$750 



Value 


Deposit 


Weekly 


SIM 


810.00 


u.eo 


SIM 


115.10 


SMC 


1108 


120.00 


12.10 


SIM 


$80.00 


13.0* 


$400 


140.00 


84.80 


1500 


150.00 


$8.00 



Professional 
Discount of 

15% Off 

for Cash 

Largtr Amounts up to 91,000 

Terms apply also to New York 
State, New Jersey and Connecticut 

W» pay trtrfgM and railroad fare*. 
. DsUvsfSS' by our ova motor bsOsBj 



"Son Tons" 23 Miner's Bronx New York 80 
Casino Brooklyn. 

"Boatonlans" 23-25 Bnstable Syracuse 26-28 
Lumberg Utlca N Y SO Gayety Montreal 

"Bowerys' '23 L O 30 Orpheum Paterson. 

"Broadway Belles" 23-24 Cert WheeltngOP 
Va 80 Victoria Pittsburgh 

"Burlesque Review" 23 Orpheum Paterson 80 
Majestic Jersey City. 

"Burlesque Wonder Show" 23 Majestic Jersey 
City SO Peoples Philadelphia. 

"Cheer Up America" 23 Peoples Philadelphia 
80 Palace Baltimore. 

"Follies of Day" 23 Empire Brooklyn 30 Em- 
d 1 z*6 Nflwurk 

"Follies of Pleasure" 23-2S Camp Dix Wrights- 
town £7-28 Grand Trenton 30 Empire Hobo- 
ken N J. 

"French Frolics" 23 Lyceum Columbus 30-1 
Cort Wheeling W Va. 

"Frolics ot Night" 23 Oayety Baltimore Md 
80 Lyceum Washington D 0. 

"Girls de Looks" 23 Hurtlg-4 Seamon'a Nev 
York 3-6 Park Bridgeport. 

"Girls from Follies" 23-24 Armory BInghamton 
25-28 Hudson Schenectady 80-1 Watertown 
2-3 Oswego 4-6 Inter Niagara Falls, N T. 



WANTED! 

Mediums — Juveniles 
Insrenues 

Sonbrettes— Good Chorus Girls 
40 weeks play or pay contracts. 

M. THOR 

80S Putnam Bids., New YorkXIry 



WANTED AT ONCE 

YOUNG LADY 

to do modern dancing— one dance, fast one- 
step— for big vaudeville act. State weight, 
salary wonted. Send photo. Wire or wTite, 
CBAS. AflEARN 
Next Week (Sept 22) 
Orpheum, Jackson, Mich., and Majestic, 
Kalamazoo, Mich, 




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For YOUR BOY AND MY BOY Sv 

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Circuit 

United Booking 

Offices 

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A. PAUL KEITH, President 
E. F. ALBEE, Vice-President and General Manager 



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Palace Theatre Building New York City 



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FULLER'S Australian 
and N. Z. Vaudeville 

QonnlBf OlrMtar: BEN J. FULLER 

BOOKINGS ARRANGED 

Tv all atillasi frem ha Fiumum u4 Tuam 

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"Girls from Joyland" 23 Empire Hoboken 30 

Star Brooklyn. 
"Olrls of U S A" 23-25 Park Youngstown 26- 

28 Grand Akron 30 Star Cleveland, & 

"Golden Crook" 23 Gayetjr Toronto 30 Gayety 

Buffalo. 
"Grown up Babies" 23 Standard St Louie 20- 

30 Grand Terre Haute 1-5 Majestic Indian- 

apolls Ind. 
Hastings Harry 23 Casino Boston 80 Grand 

Hartford. 



Marcus Loew's 
Enterprises 



General Executive Offices 
Putnam Building Times Square 

New York 



JOSEPH M. SCHENCK 

General Manager 

J. H. LUBIN 

Booking Manager 



Mr. Lubin Personally Interviews Artists Daily 
Between 11 and 1 

Acts laying off in Southern territory wire this office. 

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ARTISTS can secure long engagements by booking direct with us 



The Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association 

MORT SINGER, General Manager— TOM CARMODY, Booking Manager 

Majestic Theatre Buildingr CHICAGO, ILL. 



"Hello America" 23 Gayety Omaha Neb 30 
Gayety Kaneas City Mo. 

"Hello Paree" 23 Star St Paul 30 Gayety Sioux 
City. 

"High Flyers" 23 Nesblt Wllkes-Barre 30 Ma- 
jestic Scranton Pa. 

"Hip Hip Hurrah" 23 Gayety Montreal 30 
Empire Albany. 

How* Sam 23 Empire Newark 80 Casino Phil- 
adelphia. 



"Innocent Maids" 23 Worcester Worcester 

Mass 30 Gayety Brooklyn. 
Irwin's "Big Show" 23 Jacques Waterbury 

Conn 30 Miner's Bronx New York. 
"Jolly Girls" 23-25 Broadway Camden 26-28 

Camp Dlx Wrlgbtstown N J 30 Neablt WU- 

kes'Burr© Pel 
Kelly Lew 23 Columbia New Tork SO Empire 

Brooklyn. 
"Liberty Girls" 26-28 Park Bridgeport 80 

Colonial Prortdeaoe R I. 



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At PROCTOR'S FIFTH AVENUE and 125th STREET THIS 
WEEK (September 16) and Holding Our Own 






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Those Who Failed to Catch Us at the Fifth Avenue the First Half 

*■-? *f DQNT FAIL TO CATCH US NOW at 125th Street 




"TWO BLACK OPALS" 



Direction, NORMAN JEFFERIES 



"Lid Lifters" 23 Crown Chicago 80 Gayety 
Milwaukee. 



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la VARIETY, and wiehlng to take adven- 
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"Maids of America" 23 Palace Baltimore Md 
30 Gayety Washington DC. 

"Majesties" 23 Star Cleveland 30 Empire To- 
ledo. 

Marlon Dave 23 Colonial Providence R I 80 
Casino Boston. 

"Merry Rounders" 23 Gayety Pittsburgh 80-2 
Park YoungBtown S-S Grand Akron O. 

"Midnight Maidens" 23 Garden Buffalo SO 
Empire Cleveland. 

"Mile a Minute Girls" 23 National Winter 
Garden New York 30 Gayety Philadelphia. 

"Military Maids" 23 Century Kansas City Mo 
30 Standard St Louie. . __ 

"Million Dollar Dolls" 23 Lyric Dayton 30 
Olympic Cincinnati. 

"Mischief Makers" 23 Gllmore Springfield 
Mass 30 Howard Boston. 

"Monte Carlo Girls" 23 Olympic New York 30 
Star Brooklyn. 

"Oh Girls" 23 Empire Albany 30 Gayety Bos- 
ton. 

"Orientals" 23 -Star Toronto 80 Garden Buf- 
falo. 

"Pace Makers" 23 Penn Circuit 30 Gayety 
Baltimore, Md. 

"Paris by Night" 23 Engelwood Chicago 30 
Crown Chicago. , 

"Parisian Flirts" 23 Howard Boston 30 Wor- 
cester Worcester Mass. 

"Pennant Winners" 23 Lyceum Washington D 
C 30 Trocadero Philadelphia. 

"Pirates" 22-23 Grand Terre Haute 24-28 Ma- 
jestic Indianapolis Ind 30 Gayety Louisville 
Ky. 

"Puss Puss" 23 L 30 Gayety St Louis. 

"Razzle Dazzle" 23-24 Watertown 25-26 Os- 
wego 27-28 Inter Niagara Falls N Y 30 Star 
Toronto. 

"Record Breakers" 23 Victoria Pittsburgh 30 
Penn Circuit 



SEYMOUR'S HAPPY FAMILY 



Week Seat S— OenUulea Theatre, Ottawa, Oat 
Week lest S— Priaoees Theatre, ■etrtreai. On*. 
Thlt Weak (Sept. IS)— Lyrto. Haalltea, Ont 
Next Weak (Sept. SB)— Teasel*. Detroit 



THE DOQ ACT WITH A REAL NOVELTY OPENINS 

Week Seat 80— f t f 

Hughes & Smith 



Reeves AI 22-24 Berchel Des Moines la 80 

Gayety Omaha, Neb. 
"Roseland Girls" 23 Empire Toledo 30 Lyrlo 

Dayton. 
"Sight Seers" 23 Gayety Kansas City Mo 80 

L 0. 
"Social Fellies" 28 Gayety Brooklyn 80 Na- 
tional Winter Garden New York. 
"Scolal Maids" 28 Gayety Washington D C 

80 Gayety Pittsburgh. 
"Speedway Girls" 28 Gayety Milwaukee 30 

Gayety Minneapolis. 
"Sporting Widows" 23 Casino Brooklyn 30 

L 0. 



"Star & Garter" 23 Casino Philadelphia 80 

Hurtlg A Seamon's New York. 
"Step Lively Girls" 23 Gayety Boston 80 Col- 
umbia New York. 
Sydell Rose 23 Gayety Detroit 80 Gayety Tor. 

onto. 
"Tempters" 28 Gayety Minneapolis 80 Star St 

Paul. 
"Trail Hitters" 23 Star Brooklyn 80 Olymplo 

New Tork. 
"20th Century Maids" 23 Columbia Chicago 

30 Gayety Detroit. 
WaUen Billy 23 Corinthian Rochester 80-2 

Bastable Syracuse 3-5 Lumberg Ctlca N Y. 



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Williams Mollle 23 Grand Hartford 30 Jac- 
ques Waterbury Conn. 

"World Beaters" 23 Gayety Loutsvllle Ky 30 
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Basil B. Malllcoat is the hew treasurer of 
the American. 

George A. Kingsbury will go ahead of "Twin 

Beds." 



"Flo Flo" Is expected to arrive at the Illi- 
nois in October. 



Matthew Smith, formerly manager of the 
Garrlck, Bt. Louis, has succeeded Louis Judah 
as manager of the Studebaker. 

Leonard Hicks, manager of the Grant Hotel, 
announces that the hotel and Its rooms will 
be entirely remodeled and redecorated. 



Mrs. F. W. Goldle, of Milwaukee, has sacri- 
ficed the social leadership of the beer town's 
younger set to play another season with the 
Chicago Opera. To opera goers she Is known 
as Alma Peterson. 

The National Production Co., sponsoring 
"The Girl He Left Behind," and of which 
Ralph Kettering and Eugene McGillan are the 
directing beads, promise a production of Ket- 
tering's "The Greater American" Thanksgiv- 
ing week. 



Following the big war exposition, the Hag- 
enbeck-Wallace circus will come to town on 
Friday 1 , to occupy the Bame terrain — Grant 
park. The circus will remain for a limited en- 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Unless otherwise noted, the following reports ar* for tha enrrant week. 



Frank Belmont's "Nation's Peril" has con- 
cluded a tour of the Pontages circuit, cloBtng 
at the Rlalto. Belmont Is taking hlB act east 



For the period of the engagement of Mar- 
garet Illlngton at the Princess, in "Byes ot 
Youth," the house will give Sunday matinees. 

Chicago bankers who will meet in convention 
here next week have bought out the entire 
house for "Jack O'Lantern" and "Polly With 
a Past" to entertain their visiting associates 
for two nights; 



gagemont. for the benefit of the Stage Women's 
War Relief. The entire staff and equipment ot 
the circus has been placed at the disposal of 
the Relief. 



Louis A. Bachman has been engaged as mu- 
sical director for tho "Hearts ot the World" 
film, now touring. Louis Is the youngest mu- 
sical director extant, being only 18 years of 
ago. 



Two lone figures appeared on the eleventh 
floor ot the Majestic theatre building Monday. 
They were NOT Jake Ellas and Harry Spin- 
gold. Mort Singer was not in evidence. His 
bright young secretary, Max Richards, was 
conspicuous by his abaense. Lou Houseman 
could not be found in the loop in his patriotic 
bus, which consumes no gas. Sam Lederer was 
not found playing poker at the Press Club. 
People called for the Two Abe Jacobs (Majes- 
tic and Olympic) In vain. Lew Cantor's yellow 
automobile did not lend the usual flash of color 
to the loop. Minnie Palmer stayed on Grand 
boulevard all day long. Randolph street pre- 



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sented a gloomy and deserted appearance. 
Many a familiar ticket-scalping physiognomy, 
usually found lurking In doorways attempting 
to eke a precarious livelihood, was absent In 
the ticket offices strange faces greeted the pa- 
trons. It was Yom Kippur. And many, many 
were atoning. 

BLACKSTONB (Harry J. Powers, mgr.).— 
Dark. Patricia Collloge coming in "Tilly, the 
Mcnnonlte Maid." 

COHAN'S GRAND (Harry J. Ridings, mgr.). 
—Grant Mitchell In "The Tailor Made Man" ; 
mopping up (4th week). 

COLUMBIA (Frank G. Parry, mgr.).— Al 
Reeves "Beauty Show." 

CORT (Hugh J. Herman, mgr.).— "Lombard!, 
Ltd.," with Leo Carrlllo aifd Grace Valentino. 
Fair (5th week). 

CROWN (Ed J. Rowland, mgr.).— "Speed- 
way Glrle." 

COLONIAL (Rollo Tlmponl, mgr.).— Fred 
Stone In "Jack o'Lantern"; capacity (3d 
week). 

ENOLEWOOD (J. D. Whitehead, mgr.).— 
"Lid Lifters." 

GARRICK (John J. Oarrlty, mgr.).— "Seven 
Days Leave"; dragging (3rd week). 



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GAIETY (Art Moeller, mgr.).— Stock Bur- 
lesque. 

HAYMARKET (Warren Irons, mgr.).— da- 
mage & Irons Stock Burlesque. 

HIPPODROME (Andrew Talbot, mgr.).— 
Great Northern Players in "It Pays To Ad- 
vertise" and vaudeville. 

ILLINOIS (Rollo Tlmponl, mgr.).— "Rain- 
bow Girl" (4th week). 

LA SALLE (Nat Royster. mgr.).— "Oh, 
Look!" with the Dollys and Harry Fox; big 
(7th week). 

NATIONAL (John Barrett, mgr.).— "The 
Brute of Berlin." > J 

OLYMPIC (Abe Jacobs, mgr.).— "Tsfin! to 
the Right," second run In Chicago ; fair (4th 

W PRINCESS (Will Singer, mgr.).- MflMP 
Illlngton in "Eyes ot Youth"; dragging (Sth 
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POWERS (Harry J. Powers, mgr.).— Ina 
Claire in "Polly with a POBt"; hit (3rd week). 

STAR & QARTER (William Roche, mgr.).— 
Rose Sydell's "London Belles." 

8TUDEBAKER (Matthew Smith, mgr.).— 
William T. Hodge in "A Cure lor Curables" ; 
good (3rd week). 

WILSON AVENUE (Walter Bull, mgr.).— 
Stock. 

WOOD'S (At Woods, mgr.; Homer Buford. 
bus. mgr.). — "Friendly Enemies," No. 2, with 
Al Shean and Qua Weinberg (28th week). 

MAJESTIC (William 0. Tlsdale, mgr.; 
agent, Orpheum). — Carl McGulIough, a tew 
weeks past at McVlcker's, and was only fair, 
this week, occupying an unpretentious position 
ol the bill, was the applause hit Good-looking, 



^^^^^^mmmmmmmm^mim^mmmmm^fmmemm^ 
untheatrical, with a clear voice and a clean 
deportment, he registered perfectly. His ren- 
dition or "Just for Tonight," as David War- 
field, Al Jolson, Harry Lauder and Eddie Foy 
would sing it, earned him a tremendous hand. 

The show opened with Cunningham and 
Clements in a sightly cycle of dances of the 
moment, well executed. 

The Two Wards— Bob and Al— handicapped 
as they were by the second position, dupli- 
cated the hit they made at their recent ap- 
pearance at the same house a few weeks ago. 
They ragtime yoddeling at the finish was par- 
ticularly applauded. 

COakloy and Dunlevy did business for the 
Smith Brothers with their screaming black- 
face trench travesty. The audience was hoarse 
with laughter. 

Truly Shattuck and Emma O'Neill got by, 
but only on the past laurels of the former. 
. "In the Dark," a circumstantial evidence 
sketch by Mack Esplan, set in a hotel corri- 
dor, pleased. 

Following McCullough, Qua Edwards' lengthy 
feet of music satiated. The tenor sang his 
first number half a key too low and his sec- 
ond number half a sharp high, so he was 
even on the day. Swing, 

RIALTO (Norman Field, mgr. ; agent, 
Matbews-Loew). — The show opened with the 
Four Meyakes, a Jap act with two men and 
two women, who do some exceedingly clever 
hand balancing stunts on a pedestal. One of 
the male members of the four — a youth — 
varies the business of the act by a well ren- 
dered violin solo. The trio close with a song 



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and dance— not so good. Frank Bush, whose 
gage are almost as veil known as bis little 
tin fife, enfiladed heavily for the rlslblltles 
of th.e house, and took all objectives. Mary 
Dorr made good with character songs. She 
opened with a llvoly straight numher, then 
went to a rube song, with make-up. She 
changed to Italian, singing the number about 
the girl rejecting her sweetheart because he 
wasn't In khaki. For an encore, which was 
real, by the way she recited "Pa Never Does." 
Tommy Ray, billed as "The Singing Fire- 
man," surprised the audience by showing a 
really good voice. But. the feature' of his 
act Is the sturdy recruiting talk he delivers. 
And they oheer this admirable sentiment 
thunderously, Duffy and Montr.gue offered . 
an ordinary chatter bit in which the man 
represented a soused groom and the girl a 
newly-wedded bride. O'Neill and Wamsley, 
frequently reviewed here, were the laughing 
hit of the show. . Swing. 

PALACE (Earl Steward, mgr.; agent, Or- 
pheum). — Carter de Haven and Flora Parker 
came back to Chicago after an absense of 
many years. The last time they played hero 
waa In "Hanky-Panky," and that was six 
' years ago. The De Haven-Parker offering 
docs not possess any 'qualifications which 
would set It forth as unusually attractive. 
Billed to top the offering here this week, to* 
team did not deliver headline' goods. Do 
Haven Is always the well groomed and grace- 
ful klddo. His wife is as soft and babyish 
as ivy Sawyer. They have a lot of clothes 
and the act Is beautifully set. But no act. 

Mr. De Haven apparently does net think 
that vaudeville patrons know this Miss Parker 
Is Mrs. De Haven. He' sings about it. He 
not only advertises the marriage, but men- 
tions two children incidental to the match. 
It Is one of those numbers where they come 
out, and in rhyme (!) tell you what they are 
going to do— one of the most overplayed of 
vaudeville tricks. Then they do it, Then 
in rhyme ( ?) they tell you what they have 
done. Then they bid you good-bye In rhyme 
( ! ?) and' hope you've had a pleasant time. 
One of those things. 

"Some Bride" is a combined sketch, sing- 
ing and dancing act with three principals and 
three scenes. The two singing principals 
are only fair, but the girl who dances Is the 
high light of the act. She has a supple man- 
' ner of kicking and a sexy personality which 
gets over the footlights. The ragtime wed- 
ding finish Is well done. 

Sandy Shaw, billed as a Scotch comedian, 
Is a frank copy of Harry Lauder, and bet- 
ter than most copies of that comedian. In 
his first two numbers Shaw sings Lauder 
numbers in Lauder costumes, 'varying the 
third by coming out in a well delivered 
characterization of a Scotch woman, singing 
a lachrymose number about the decease of 
her husband. He got a big band after bis 
number, and was forced by acclaim to come 
back and recite a pom about "The Ladles of 
Hell," the title given the kiltie soldiers by 
the sorrowful Huns. 

Lester, ventriloquist, end hia ludicrous 
dummy, took the laughing honors. Vlolinsky, 
artful and eccentric genius with the violin 
and piano, started slow and didn't get his 
due until he pulled the Impression of s mov- 
ing picture pianist and the one of the cafe 
piano player at 4 o'clook in the morning. A 
lot of talent, but not enough showmanship — 
that's Vlolinsky. 

Jean Adair, sweet little actress of sweet 
little mother roles, got over in a poor sketch 
set into, an auto salesroom. The Overland 
automobile 1b one of the props, and It Is 
heavily advertised, but at the finish, when the 
car is supposed to glide off, the balky ma- 
chine refused to budge. The sketch is one 
of those where the long lost black sheep comes 
back as a white alley, all loaded down with 
kale and virtue, and brings tears of joy from 
his mother, and sniffles from that branch of 
the audience which made a million dollars for 
Bast Lynne. 

Love and Wilbur, good acrobats, opened, 
and the Bquilli Brothers, balance artists, 
closed, and Dunbar's Harmonists san 



LOS ANGELES 

VARIETY'S 

LOS ANGELES OFFICE 
PANTAGBS THEATRE BUILDING 



Poms (AitosuUo) 1*851 



ORPREUM (Chas. E. Bray, mgr.; agent, 
direct).— 10. Mile. Dazle and Co., beautifully 
done. Willie Solar, riot Oygi andr'Vadl, 
pleased. Submarine Base Band, aroused 
patriotic fervor. "Girl from Milwaukee," good 
vocalist. Milt Collins, Gilbert and Frledtand, 
and Toto, repeated success of previous week. 

PANTAQES (Carl Walker, mgr.; agent, 
direct).— 10, Oalettl's baboons, entertaining. 
Denlshawn Dancers, went over big. Tally and 
Harty. clever team. Billy Elliott, got laughs. 
Eastman Trio, scored. Reddlngton and Grant, 
applauded. , 

HIPPODROME (A. L. Bernstein, mgr.; 
agent, Ackermann-Harrls). — 10. McGreevy and 
Inman, entertained. Four kings, filled In 
nicely. Monarch Dancing Four, fair dancers. 
Hopkins and Axtel, tickled audience. Berrl 
and Co., good. Hyatt and Moore, well re- 
ceived. 



Henry L. Masalo -has- been appointed man- 
ager for the William Fox production "Salome." 
Ho will have charge of the northern country. 

Hughey Fay Is on the road to bankruptcy, 
having purchased an automobile. 



KM. HKWI.V < -. M1M.K. !nr. 



Pan tnge'fl new theatre Is to be equipped with 
motion picture apparatus. 

Lulllun M. Webb, who died here recentlv, 



was well known locally n^ an actress. Her 
screen name was Lillian Peacock. 



The Fowlers, Ethyle and Addison, well- 
known dancers who have gained a big reputa- 
tion In California, are en route east to go Into 
vaudeville. Joe Paige Smith is handling them. 
They are breaking the jump by playing a 
wm* at Phoenix, Ariz. r > f * r 

Jack Cunningham has been signed by Rob- 
ert Brunton to do all the scenarios and con- 
tinuities for the Brunton company. He will 
write exclusively (or the following stars: 
Frank Keenan, Kitty Gordon, Louise Glaum, 
Bessie Barrlscale, J. Warren Kerrigan and 
others. 



Robert A. Brunton, who owns one of the 
biggest and best studio properties anywhere, 
is back from New York, whither he went on 
a flying trip to confer with J - A. Berat of 
United. Brunton has made prodttcipe' 'con- 
tracts wnic)) will keep hi» etudh) busy %U 
winter and will turn out several of the big- 
gest film productions of the year. 



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IPHBUM (Fred Henderson, gen. mgr.; 
t, dix-act) .— 10, Great show; best In 
ths. Lou Holtz and the Misses Shaw ana 



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agent, 
months. 

Campbell and Morris and Campbell stopped 
the show, Holtx winning the biggest honors. 
Clark and Bergman, bit The Lelghtons, welt 
liked. Wilfred Clark and Co., successful 
laugbgetter. Eddy Duo, opened exception- 
ally good. Alia Moskova and Co., closed very 
good. "Where Things Happen" (Holdover). 
repeated. Joe Mortis, Henry Bergman and 
Lou HolU put on an uapromtu turn that was 
a riot. ^ 

PANTAGBS (Burton Myer, mgr.; agent, 
direct).— 10, Average bill. "Enroute;" oloaed 
well; Jimmy, GUdea, feature. Charles Morati, 
pleased. Jessie" and Dollie Milter, scored 
nicely. Lucy Gillette, opened, went big. Parish 
and Peru, versatility appreciated ; hit 
Creamer, Barton and Sparling, scored with 
songs, talk detracting. 

CASINO (Lester Fountain, mgr.; agent, 
Ackermnn-Harrts).— Charles Aplhla's musical 
comedy tabloid featured, helping business, 
This tab, "The Rose of Hawalls," In closing 
snot, did well. Betty Williams, displayed 
claps, and ability. Ree and Delmar, opened, 
showing feats of strength; good. Ooula aid 
S ou ] d ' very good. Florence Bell and Co. and 
Rector, Weber and Talbott out, with Raymond 
Wbitaker and Co. replacing; well liked 
sketch. 

HIPPODROME (Edwin A. Morris, mgr.).— 
8, Handling the crowds at the Hippodrome is 
becoming a difficult problem since the W1U 
' ro. On the Hipp aide of 



King Co. opened 

O'Farrell street traffio is blocked for pedes- 
trians for more than an hour by the second 
shew natrons, on the soeno early, The past 
two weeks the box office closed long before 
the second show started. "Too Radium Gltl/' 
In two acts, last week. The production sur- 
passed previous efforts for costuming and 
scenery. The vaudeville section was opened 
by the Reckless Duo, two men, whp do some 
very good balancing and 'trapeze work. A 
feature of the turn, and a rather difficult 
stunt. Is that of one of the men while bal- 
anced on his head on the trapeze, holding a 
ring on which bis partner performs. Jim and 
Irene Marlyn with songs, dances, violin solo 
by the girl, and Impressions by the male 
member, displayed class, and closed 'to a hit 
with a 1050 conception of a cake walk. Swiss 
Song Birds, three women possessing good 
voices, and a man accompanying them on the 
zither, were well liked. Lalltte Ward Davis, 
billed as "The American Girl," was on fourth 
(New Acts). Rao and Faulkner, two men, 
doing a wop and straight, closed the vaude- 
ville portion, preceding the King Co. N ' 

ALCAZAR <B. B. Price. Sgr.).-^'«Hoarta 
of tho World" (picture, 18th week). 

CORT (Homer F. Ourran, mgr.). — :i Why 
Marrv?" with Nat Goodwin (2d week). 

COLUMBIA (Gottlob A Marx, nigra.).— 
"Twin Beds" (1st week). 

HIPPODROME (Bdwln A. Morris, mgr.).— 
Will King Co. (stock) and A-H * W. V. A. 
vaudeville. 

MAJESTIC (Ben Muller, mgr.).— Del Law- 
rence Stock Co. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee & mgr.).— 
Bert Levey vaudeville. 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).— A-H * 
W. V. A. vaudeville-. 



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Following the wedding here last week of 
Ethel Davis, of the Will King company, and 
Fred Risen, leader of Talt's Jazz Band, by 
Rabbi Rononwasser, the bride and bridegroom 
met their friends at .the St. Francis Hotel, 
where a wedding breakfast was served. The 
newly-married couple will likely appear to- 
gether in vaudeville at the expiration of their 
present contracts. 

Nellie Clifford, an entertainer at the Pup 
cafe, was arraignciTbeforo a police Judge eg 
a larceny charge hero last week, ' A patron of 
the cafe claimed he was robbed of f 160. The 
manager of the cafe, who Is charged with as- 
sault and battery In the case, testified that 
the patron bad only $17.05, which he. threw 
on the floor. Tho cose was continued for a 
couple of days. 

Samuel Hume, appointed director of the 
Greek theatre, at the University of California, 



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NEW YORK CRITICS UNANIMOUSLY PROCLAIM 

FORRESMHURCH 

A Positive Novelty and a Surefire Hit An Act Refined, Intimate and Classy 



GRACE 



:XHE PROOF: 



VARIETY 

September 6 — Fifth Avenue 

The Kohan Jape (New Acts) wen followed by Forrctt and Church, 
who did exceptionally well, with the young man ibowlog muilcal eklll 
with the banjo and ulopbone that worked harmoniously and adran- 
taieoualy with hie female partner 1 ! dressing and dancing. • 



Keith's, Jersey City, Sept 16-18 
Proctor's Mt Vernon, Sept 19-21 



"CLIPPER" 
September 4 — Fifth Avenue 
Forrest and Church, a man and woman, bare a pleasing act Tbey 
open with the ruin playing a banjo, while his tartner alnga and dances 
The man then dori a mm with the banjo, in which be tells the etory 
of the war by playing ins tehee from various well-known song*. Another 
dance by the woman la followed by the man doing a number on the 
xylophone, and. for a flnlab, be play* the came lnstrumeat while Ida 
partner dances They are clever performer* and hare an entertaining 
act The man play* the xylophone well, while hi* partner 1* aa excel- 
lent dancer. 1* chic pretty and rlfadoua and wear* three attractive 
costumes. They scored a well-deserted success. 



N. Y. "TELEGRAPH" 
Angnit 26 — Harlem Opera Bone ■ 

If bookers are In anarch of a refined, intimate and somewhat (liferent 
act. til* one ahould immediately attract their attention and approval. 
Where another pair might attempt noiae and oonnudon. the two try to 
entertain in a Quiet and subdued manner and succeed In making Itera- 
te! ve* agreeable. At the atart the man comes forward and plays the 
banjo, with his pa H "» r m.ung her appearance through a special drop 
of cretonne, attired as a maid of the early "JOi She alnga and dance* 
to Ms accompaniment- Further i«»Hwr follows, with the nun showing 
hi* skill upon the xylophone, psvlng the way to plenty of applause. 
They were wall liked here. Some of the big circuit* can ass them. 

Direction, ROSE & CURTIS 



STOP: MANAGERS AND 
AGENTS: STOP 



This is the act you are 
looking for. 

Can hold nny spot on 
any bill. 

A bit now on the Coast 

RECKLESS 




DUO 



KHANS RECKL1ESS. Manager 
Direclion, EARL & YATES, Chicago 



Arthur Behim, Coast manager (or Water- 
sorit Berlin & Snyder, left for a trip to Los 
Angeles this week. 



Owing to the Inconvenience of certain for- 
eign acts to enter and leave Canada, Acker- 
man & Harris will, in all probability, discon- 
tinue the booking of the Royal, Vancouver, 
B. N.C., the house -lately acquired by the cir- 
cuit, at least during the war. 



Shooting straight tn'to a strong east wind 
that made the tarhawks careen awkwardly and 
at hard angles, over 200 trapshooters of the 
nation battled for honors at the opening day 
of the four-day shoot of the Westy Hogans 
of the U. S. A. at the Atlantic Aviation 
Grounds at Albany avenue. 



arrived here from Boston last week. He suc- 
ceeds the late Dr. Dallam Arme. 

The Pacific Coast Land and Industrial Ex- 
position opened at the Civic Auditorium, Oak- 
land, last week. The exposition, which is 
scheduled to run 28 days. Is being heavily 
attended. 



Grace De Mar, who has been spending the 
summer here, left for Salt Lake City last 
week to resume her Orpheum tour. 

The Jar containing contributions for the . 
Belgian babies' relief, was stolen from the 
front of the Orpheum. Recently another Jar 
was pilfered from the Fresno Hippodrome. 

Maurice L. Atller, Wltmark's road man, 
left for the east last week, after a successful 
Coast trip. 



Ackerman & Harris have notified the theatre 
managers of the Montana one-nlgbt vaude- 
ville stands that it will be necessary to play 
acts two nights if. they desire to continue with 
the Hippodrome circuit acts. 



Accused of swindling Boardwalk mer- 
chants and hotel proprietors out of several 
thousand dollars through the medlus of 
worthless checks, Jean Mullln and Alice Val- 
entine, attractive, well dressed young women 
were arrested In Brooklyn by Detective Soli- 
taire and Farley, are held pending the ar- 
rival of requislton papers for their return to 
the shore. Among the victims are Ralph 
Mlsrabi, whose loss is placed at $700, M. A. 
Bachellor, art goods dealer at 033 Board- 
walk, of $300, St Charles Hotel, $75, and the 
Hanan Shoe Co., $50. There are many other 
instances of similar character being probed, 
while the "olice have recovered most of the 
stolen goodB. Miss Mullln, who appeared 
here recently In a musical comedy attraction, 
1b eald to be a frequent visitor to the shore, 
where she gained the confidence .of tne local 
hotel men and merchants. Her checks were 
on the Corn Exchange Bank, Hudson River 
Branch, and returned "not known." 



Louis Jordon, a negro employe of the Barnum 
& Bailey Bhow, who was struck on the head 
by a fellow-employe with a tent mallet during 
a quarrel over a game of "craps," died last 
week at the hospital bere. The police are 
searching for the assailant 

Modification of llgbtless nights, permitting 
lighting of building exteriors all nights ex- 
cepting Mondays and Tuesdays, will be in 
effect Oct. 1. 



OSAKI and TAKI 

in a Difficult Routine of 
Aerial Gymnastics 

Direction, FRED BRANT 



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little Jerrp 



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De Vally Opera Co. will open in the Maris 
Antoinette theatre, In the Norman room of 
the Falrinouut Hotel, some time in December. 
The theatre will seat 500. 

Gloria Davis is singing between pictures at 
the Riolto. 

ATLANTIC CITY. 

By CHARLES SCHEURER. 
The Steeplechase Pier will close Saturday, 
according to Manager Fennan, who has had 
a most successful season. At the Steel Pier 
the programs have been decreased. Bethel's 
Band has departed. Daily dancing has been 
discontinued and the cake walks are no more. 
Lernan and his Symphony orchestra will offer 
three daily concerts. Dancing occurs here 
Saturday nights, and the Murphy Min- 
strels are still featured with two dally per- 
formances. Pictures are shown twice daily. 
Manager W. E. Shackelford of the Million Dol- 
lar claims the record business of the season 
tor his pier, largely in excess of 1017. The 
Garden Pier has returned to its popular policy 
of dancing. Nick Nichols' Orchestra 1b there. 
Manager S. W. Meglll has found It pleases 
the young set 



Four or five more productions are to be 
opened at the Apollo by John Cort this sea- 
son, according to Nellie Revell, who was In 
town with "Olorianna," which had much diffi- 
culty in getting scenery and costumes to the 
shore tor the opening night A performance, 
on this account, was impossible until Friday 
night, the date having been previously set for 
Thursday. 

Louis N. Cllne of the Broadhurst produc- 
tions and Sam HofenBteln of the Woods office 
are here recuperating from the strenuous life 
of Broadway '8 profl •■ ing months. 

Split weeks are to become actual facts at ' 
the Apollo and Globe week of Sept 23. 
Margaret Anglln in "Billeted" will be at the 
former house and Norah Bayes will be offered 
by H. H. Frazee at the Globe in her present 
musical play. 



Mager .proved no exception." But he was 
pried loose from that amount, and finally 
conceded to the separation with aa good grace 
as might he expected under the excruciating 
circumstances. He's confident, however, that 
he'll get his money back when he teUs his 
story to the recorder. 

Ah Chung, a speed artist from the land of 
chop suey, who ducked the laundry game to 
don the gloves, made his premelre bere 
Saturday night at the Atlantic City Sporting 
Club against Joe Marks, a two-fisted Quaker 
City battler. Ah what's bis name had the 
misfortune to get a slashing wallop over the 
left eye at the opening of the second round, 
Inflicting a serious gash, and after the bout 
had- gone a round further, Referee Taylor 
stopped the scrap to save his eye from per- 
manent injury. 

BOSTON. 

BV LBN LIBBEY. 
KEITH'S (Robert O. Larsen, mgr. ; agent V. 
B. O.). — The clan of Mortons not only fur- 
nished the greater portion of the bill Monday 
night, but in addition actually saved the show 
from more or less of a flop. Boston has al- 
ways bad a warm spot In its supposedly cold 
heart for the Mortons, and when the tribe In- 
creases to seven Mortons in three acts, all 




THE FAYNES 

Touring South African Theatres 



Otis F. Peck, a tuneful organist from a 
local picture bouse, nas been In district court 
the past week trying to find out where he 
stands on a contract to touch up the organ 
for the delectation of the patrons and the 
enhancement of the pictures for the sum of 
$85 per week, less a withheld amount of 
$030. Peck played but a portion of his year 
and 1b now trying to secure bis $030, which 
rests on the peculiar supposition of whether 
or not the said film house fired the organist 
or whether he ceased tickling the keys of his 
own accord. 



This week finds the Apollo with an all 
week engagement of Henry Miller and Ruth 
Chatterton in "A Marriage of Convenience" 
and the Globe offering a return engagement of 
"So Long Letty," with Charlotte Greenwood 
starred and Herbert Cavanaugh in the leading 
male role. Cavanaugh has an Interest to 
Atlantic City playgoers, as he is a son-in- 
law of former City Comptroller and City His- 
torian A. M. Heston. 

Henry Mager, whom many amusement men 
claim to be the original, slmon pure "Nature 
made" editor of the "Atlantic City Observer," 
a publication that has hitherto been founded 
upon promise as much as performance, clashed 
with Merchantlle Appraiser Scbmeidler 
Saturday over the pleblan proposal that be 
pay a mercantile license. Ten dollars means 
a whole lot to the average editor, and Mr. 



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MARVELOUS 



AMUSING 



Charles KLASS 

"THE MUSICAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA" 

Not a dumb act. Plays all requests by memory. Employs no plants. No two shows alike. Every show a new 

show— songs, talk and comedy combined with requests. 

ROYAL, NEW YORK, THIS WEEK (Sept. 16). Direction, ALF. T. WILTON 



VARIETY 



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THE GIRL FROM OVER THERE" 



(Copyrighted) 



NEW YORK OPENING SOON 



snappy, the triumph was absolute and nobody 
blamed the old man for throwing oat bis chest 
a bit and talking about them at the conclusions 
of his old specialty. But the old sure-fire bit 
of the back kick that comes from an unknown 
source to the great bewilderment of Ma was 
missing Monday night. Perhaps ma's anatomy 
Is getting tender or Pa is getting rough. Clara's 
single started the Mortons going. She went 
over as neatly as of yore and her "pep stride'' 
might well be carried farther In livening up 
. her act Brother Paul with bis wife (Naomi 
Glass) went big, but the real riot came when 
Sam and Kitty plodded on. The "band" they 
received must have warmed the cockles of their 
hearts and when they pulled Martha and Joe on 
the stage about 15 minutes later they received 
another ovation. The six real Mortons took the 
last bow, the absence of Mrs. Paul being un- 
fortunate. The bouse Tuesday morning pulled 
some display advertising in the dailies on the 
triumph of the Mortons and the house, with a 
medlcore bill, will apparently wind up the 
week to capacity. 

Tozart, a lightning artist, opened with a 
novel setting but with a poor act for Its kind, 
but his last stunt of blocking In a red, white 
and blue patriotic poster from a full length 
picture of a woman was sure &re and put him 
safely over. Clara and Emily Barry went only 
fairly, their unison singing at entrance handi- 
capping their later comedy stuff considerably. 
Bryan Lee and Mary Cranston In "A Brittany 
Romance" turned out to be rather crisp, al- 
though bis gage about "Guess I tapped the 
wrong keg," after having milked In pantomime 
an Imaginary cow and drinking the keg, might 
well be barred as a rather coarse bit for a 
family house. Charles Olcott went well, al- 
though the wonder is that bis ten-minute trav- 
esty on comic opera has not played Itself out 
before now. Florence Roberta and Co. In "The 
Woman Intervenes" ran smoothly, being an 
'ideal type of "puchless playlet" which does not 
drag. The Koban Japs closed with a short 
and snappy . offering, with a really sensational 
close,' a bicycle on a foot balanced pole being 
ridden upside down in the vicinity of the flies, 
the rider standing on the pedals on his hands. 

BOSTON (Charles Harris, mgr. ; agent,' U. 
B. 0.). — "Modern L»ve" waa featured on the 
film end with a vaudeville bill, including Mario 
and Duffy, Scott and Kane, Tom Brown, Moon 
and Morris, and Harry Antrim. 

BIJOU (Ralph Oilman, mgr).— Pictures. 
Fair. 

BOWDOIN (Al Somerbee, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. 0.).— Pop. Fair. 

ST. JAMES (J. R. .Somes, mgr.; agent, 
Qulgley). — Vaudeville included the KIncalde 
Kilties, Cromwell and White, Youna, Novelty 
Japs, Jeanette and The Earls the first half 
with the film bill headed by "The Source." 
Big. 

GLOBE (Frank Meagher, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Pictures. Good. 

ORPHEUM (Victor J. Morris, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Snappy bill, including the Metva Sis- 
ters in a novel musical act, Vance and Allen, 
Dave Thursby, Tom Davlea and Co., Zbun and 
Drels, Ara Sisters. Film bill headed by Doro- 
thy Oalton in "Vive La France." Excellent. 

SCOLLAY OLYMPIA (James J. McGuln- 
ness, mgr.). — Pop. Good. "To Hell With the 
Kaiser" strongly featured In advertising. 



GORDON'S OLYMPIA (Frank Hookallo, 
mgr.).— Pop with Qua bill headed by Alice 
Brady in "The Death Dance." 

PARK (Thomas D. Soriero, mgr.).— Pictures. 
Good. 

SHUBERT (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— "May time" 
still running strong. 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "The 
Follies" opened Monday with the usual wbale 
of a business. Newspaper comments laid stress 
Tuesday morning on the chlffoned limbs and 
the absence of the famous lack of clothing 
which has always been such a drawing card 
for the "Follies" In the years when the young 
men were in college rather than In the 

PLYMOUTH (EL D. Smith, mgr.).— "Friend- 
ly Enemies" going like a house afire with 
some especially agresslve advertising being 
cleverly handled. 

WILBUR (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— "Oh Lady, 
Lady," fair. 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— "Experi- 
ence" on last week to fair business, with 
Thurston, maglcan, underlined for a fortnight- 

PARK SQUARE (Fred E. Wright, mgr.).— 
"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" doing nicely, the 
spice making It an especially good drawing 
card these days. 

TREMONT (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— Leo 
Ditrichsteln opened Monday In "The Matinee 
Hero." Excellent house opening night and the 
new show took unexpectedly well. 

HOLLIS (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— Third 
week of May Robson In "A Little Bit Old 
Fashioned." Fair. 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.).— Lew 
Kelly In Jack Singer's "Welcome to Our City." 
Big. 

GAYETY (Thomas H. Henry, mgr).— MoUle 
Williams Show. Excellent. 

HOWARD (George E« Lothrop, mgr.).— "The 
Innocent Maids," supported by a house bill. 
Good. 



GAYETY (R. B. Patton, mgr.).— Billy Wat- 
son and "The Beet Trust." 

GARDEN (William F. Graham, mgr.).— 
"The Aviator Girls." 

LYRIC (Charles Bowe, mgr.).— Slayman All 
Arabs, Angeles La Croix and Co., Conrad and 
Saunders, Garlan Trio, Rene Long, Port and 
De Lacey. 

OLYMPIC (Bruce Fowler, mgr.).— "Little 
Miss Up-to-Date," presented by Menlo Moore; 
Harry Brooks and Co. in "The Minstrel Man," 
Spanish Goldinia, Edna Reming, Clark Trio. 

ACADEMY (Jules Michaels, mgr.).— Acad- 
emy Players in "Devil of a Time." 

HIPPODROME) (Harold Franklin, mgr.).— 
First half, "The Hun Within"; second half, 
Margucrlto Clark in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." 

STRAND (Earl L. Crabb, mgr.).— First halt, 
Nazlmova In "Toys of Fate" ; second half, 
Viola Dana in "Flower of the Dusk." 



"The Great Love" was held over for a second 
week at the Washington. 



Fred M. Sbafer, manager of the Liberty, has 
resigned to manage the Academy of Muslo. 
New York, for William Fox. 

All open time at the Powers, Grand Rapids, 
has been leased to Charles Seaman, of the Con- 
solidated Theatric, Inc. 



Floyd Gibbons, the war correspondent, will 
lecture In Elmwood Music Hall Sept 24. 



The Oarden theatre has started Sunday con- 
certs, two each Sunday, at 2:30 and 8:30. 
The rest of the, week the house plays bur- 
lesque. 

Buffalo Lodge, Mo. 23, Blks^has taken Shea's 
outright -for the evening performance Sept. 30, 
when all money realized from the auction sale 
of seats and boxes above the price paid for the 
show will be turned over to the lodge's war 
activities fund. In addition to the regular 
program of the house, a number of features of 
local Interest will be presented. 



MONTREAL. 

By ARTHUR SCHALER. 

HIS MAJESTY'S (Edwards & Drlscoll, 
mgrs.).— "Eyes of Youth." Next, "A Tailor- 
Made Mull," 

PRINCESS (Abbie Wright, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. 0.).— "Children of France"; Nellie V. 
Nlchola; "Corucr Store"; Loney Haskell; 
Moruk Sisters; Van Brothers; Ernie and 
Ernie; Ramsdella and Doyo. To packed 
houses. 

LOEWS (Ben Mills, mgr.).— Wilson Bros, 
headlined; Gulllini Quartette; "Don't Lie to 
Mama"; Praiso; Meryl Prince and Girls; 
Blllle Burke, In "Pursuit of Polly. House al- 
ways packed. , 

Several film houses have decided to increase 
tbo price five cents which will include the 
War Tax. The Imporl^l and Loew's would 
not raise. 



The St. Donis Is about to reopen, It Is Bald, 
about Oct. 1. No policy reported. Loew's 

nemo mentioned. 



The Henry Jewett Players opened their sea- 
son Monday night with "Never Say Die." There 
.will be a repertory season of 38 weeks at 
$1.50 top and the support of society patronage 
being sought 

Jack Donahue, of Donahue and Stuart, feat- 
ure dancer of the "Kltchy-Koo" company tnat 
closed here last week, was tendered a banquet 
at the Georgian Saturday night by a mob of 
his old pals in Boston beaded by Harry Mc- 
Cormack, a well-kown newspaper man. 



Laurette Taylor opens at the Hollls Sept. 
30 In Happiness." 



BUFFALO, N. Y. 



BY L. B. SKBFFINGTON. 

SHUBERT-TECK (John R. Oshel, mgr.).— 
Henry Hull in "The Man Who Came Back." 

MAJESTIC (Peter C. Cornell, mgr.).— Cyril 
Maude In "The Saving Grace." 

STAR (Peter C. Cornell, mgr.).— The Knick- 
erbocker' Players In "The Brat" 

SHEA'S (Henry Carr, mgr.).— Nan Halperln, 
Riding School, Natall and M. Ferrari, Yates 
and Reed, Foster Ball, Maurice Burkbar, Four 
Holloways, Weber and Rldnor, McRae and 
Clegg. 



DETROIT 

BY JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (C. G. Williams, mgr. ; 0. B. 0. ) .— 
Rooney & Bent, Fradkln and Miss Jean Tell, 
Mazle King, Chris Richards, Edith Clifford, 
Everests Monkey Circus, Holliday and Wil- 
lette, Frank Sbilos. 

ORPHEUM (Tom Faland, mgr.; Loew). — 
Old Soldier Fiddlers, Gilroy, HayneB and Mont- 
gomery, Bert Draper, Dellte, Etbel and Hardy, 
"Sherman Was Wrong," sketch, Hudson Sis- 
ters. 

MILES (Gus Greening, mgr.). — Lawrence 
Johnstonn, Gladys Glilen & Co., Kimball Broth- 
ers, The Four Cuban Athlete, Vivian and Ma- 
gel, Chaplan end Wells. 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.).— 
"Maytlme," second week. Next, "Kiss Burg- 
lar." 

OPERA HOUSE (A. H. Warner, mgr.).— 
"Country Cousin." Next, "Hamilton." 

GAYETY (J. M. Ward, mgr.).— "Golden 
Crook." 

CADILLAC (Sam Levey, mgr.) .—"Paris by 
Night." 



The Empire will not open* this season. 

Sohmer Park Is open on Sunday only now 
with six acts. 



Dominion Park closed Sept 15, two weeks 
later than usual. 



Tbo Montreal Stage Employees' Union asked 
for a S3 a week Increase which they received. 

The Rlalto, which changed hands about 
every three months since it was built, bos 
once more changed, this time Instead of pic- 
tures and stock burlesque, it Is playing Yid- 
dish plays at 10, 20, 30. 

A new organ Is going to be installed at 
Loew's theatro in a few weeks. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. SAMUEL. 
ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr.) .— Unfor- 
seea Incidents militated against tbe bill Mon- 
day evening. Tbe Flemings, billed, wore 
drafted from the stugo at tbe Orpbeum, Mem- 
phis. Sunday. Pope and Uno hurriedly open- 



Henry Santrey, booked indefinitely for the 
Regent, is conducting Victory Singing this 
week. Santrey Is drawing down $200 per week. 

Union musicians have been granted an in- 
crease and under the new scale will work 5 1-2 
hours per day at the theatres. This is a half 
hour less than last season. \ 



"Salome," Fox production, opened indefinite 
engagement at Adams theatre Sunday. 



"3 Hffii GlomurtttUm" 

Utttiejerrp 

Cljc imiullf iit num will; tl)t lifnijrat imtrr 
In Uaiiiir tilllr Dirailuii, J. Kaufman 



KEITH'S ROYAL, NEW YORK, NEXT WEEK (Sept. 23) 

The acme of light comedians That youthful couple The dainty ingenue 




Catchy Songs and Artistic Dances Direction, HARRY FITZGERALD 



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vabuity 



HEAD'N EAST 





ETHYLE and ADDISON 

Originality Dancers 

Just Finished Record Engagement in California 

Forty Weeks With Baron Long 

We Hate To 
Talk About 
Ourselves 
BUT- 

'-'Most wonderful dancers" — Mae Murray. 

"Your Chaplin dance is a bear; great and can't be 
improved upon"— Charlie Chaplin. 

''Beautiful dancers" — Louise Glaum. 

'*Tue most graceful dancers I have met"— ^Henry. 
Lehrman. 

"You nave my sincere admiration of your danc- 
ing" — Blanche Sweet 

"May all others enjoy your dancing*as I have"-^ 
Norman Kerry. 

"The best dancers in captivity" — Alma Rubens. 

"You folks will make a big hit in New York" — 
Constance Talmadge. 

"I always was told I had clever feet; but* oh, The 
Fowlers have me beat" — Benny Leonard, cham- 
pion boxer. 

"Reinind i»e very much of the Castles" — Elliott 
Dexter. 

"I expect to hear great things of you when you get 
to New York"— Olive Thomas. 

"If I could handle my feet the way you do I would 
be champion boxer of the world"— Kid McCoy. 

"Some speed to the Fowlers" — Barney Oldfield. * 

"I sure enough enjoy your dancing" — Tom Mix. 

— AND-^- 

Guy Price in Los Angeles "Evening Herald": "They are dancers 
Mew York must reckon with. . . . The man is not handsome but 
oh how he can dance, and the girl has charm and personality only 
equaled by her dancing skill and grace. . . . Twelve feet of 
whirlwind originality and creativeness. . . . Just as sure as Uncle 
Sam is going to wallop the kaiser so these Fowlers are going to. give 
New York and the blase east a thrill of delight," 

Salt Lake "Telegram": "Ethyle and Addison Fowler are remarkable 
dancers and their artistic interpretation of several dances of their own 
creation met with enthusiastic approval." 

San Francisco "Call": "The dancers, Ethyle and Addison Fowler, 
became instantaneous favorites. Ethyle has all the grace of a butterfly 
and the buoyancy that belongs to youth, and is particularly blessed by 
being the dancing partner of a man who knows how to dance as well as 
deport himself in a ballroom." 



Return after a successful and extensive world's 
tour, bringing something \ 

Really New and Novel 

with^an unlimited supply of laughs 



MABEL 



BILLY 



THE BELLDAYS 



WHOLESALE LAUGHTER DEALERS 
In an Original, Versatile Comedy Creation 

Introducing 

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Opened at Proctor's 58th Street, September 12 

and we were more than satisfied with our reception 

THIS WEEK: 
First Half— Proctor's 125th Street 

. Second Half— Proctor's 23rd Street 

For further particulars consult 

ROSE & CURTIS 



ed, doing nicely. Marguerite Farrell, carded 
second, reported ber inability' to appear 
through tbroat trouble. One of- the Lander Bros, 
tried to deputize with monoiog, but was 
booed off. Then Norton and Nicholson were 
booed also. Angle Norton stopped In the mid- 
dle of the act to inform the patrons it was 
bard' to amuse In war time. Frankle Heath 
appeared fourth and quieted the assemblage, 
doing quite well. "Somewhere la France" 
was well ' received. Lander Brothers in their 
regular act found favor. Bowers' Revue 
closed.- Manager White secured an act from 
the Palace to replace Miss Farrell Tuesday. 

CRESCENT (Walter Kattman, mgr.).— 
Barlow and Hurst gathered first half en-' 
comiums. Arthur Rfgby was another to score 
largely. Williams Sisters started proceed- 
ings brightly. O'Brien, Havel and Valeska 
bad easy sailing. Lockhard and Laddie, ap- 
pearing lait, were liked immensely. 

PALACE (Sam Myers, mgr.). — Brier re and 
King, refreshingly youthful and appealing. 
Tossing Austins, registered- Frazer, Bunce 
and Harding, impressed. Carl Roslnl, clos- 
ing, held the audience. 

TULANE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— Theda 
Bara in. "Salome," film. 

STRAND (Foster Olroyd, mgr.).— Mary 
Pickford la "Johanna Enlists," film. 



Rube Welch is framing a show composed of 
bis wife, Kitty Francis, and five acts, to tour 
the southern qne-Qjgbters and cantonments. 

"Watch Tour Step" cornea to the Tulane 
next week. The show has been doing a phe- 
nomenal: business In the south. 



Paradoxical as It may seem, tbe theatres 
that remained open here all summer did a 
larger business during the heated term than 
was accorded during the winter months. 

PHILADELPHIA. 

By JUVENILE. 
KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr.).— One of 
tbe best dramatic sketches ever presented in 
vaudeville, surrounded by plenty of comedy 
and singing, furnished fine entertainment for 
a capacity audience Monday afternoon. This 
house baa a tremendous Jewish patronage, 
and there was a complete sell-out long before 
It was time to open the doors. A holiday 
audience 1b always surefire for the artists and 
the show went through with a bang from start 
to finish, but In this ease all the acts deserved 
all they received. Hobart BoBworth and his 
splendid compwiy In the -Tack London thriller, 
"The Sea Wolf," held the headline position 
right up to the topnotch mark. Vaudeville 
can stand for anything after watching Bos- 
worth put tola bit of dramatic acting over. 
There Isn't anything Btronger In 'the two-a- 
day, and It held Monday's audience thrilled 
from the time tbe motion pictures, used as 
an introductory, started until Mr. Bosworth 
and his funny-looking dog took some extra 



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bows. The sketch is unusually well played 
for a dramatic playlet and adequate stage 
setting makes it more convincing. Bob Hall, 
an extemporaneous monologist, followed the 
Bosworth play and made up a song on the 
most striking situations. It was clever work 
and gave Hall a great start with the house. 
He sang about people in the audience " and 
then made up songs on subjects called by the 
patrons. It la likely he has one or two plants 
to give bun a start, but they are so well 
covered that few get wise and there is enough 
original matter used to make his act a genu- 
ine novelty that scored one of the biggest 
hits of tbe bill. The Three Bobs opened the 
sbow with their speedy club Juggling and 
comedy, doing especially well in the spot and 
getting a good band for their work. A pleas- 
ing little singing and talking vkit by Buzzell 
and Parker followed and then came the Wer- 
ner-Ambros Co., with their varied act. Tbe 
instrumental music helped considerably and 
the trio drew down a liberal amount of ap- 
plause. The unmasking of the female lm- - 
personator created more surprise than ex- 
pected, and won the violinist an extra encore, 
dragging the act out a bit too long. Keller 
Mack and Anna Earl did very nicely with 
their singing and comedy skit. This Is a re- 
turn date for this couple and they were given 
a warm welcome. Miss Earl Is an earnest 
worker,- had developed into quite a useful foil 
for Mack's droll style of comedy and the' act 
, is a good laugh winner for any bill. Joe Par- 
sons and Dave Irwin have a novel way of in- 
troducing their singing turn, opening in full 
stage and startipg their act like a dramatic 
playlet A note Is banded them in which the 
manager says be is tired of their acting and 
wants something else. One suggests singing 
and here the boys prove the manager knew 
what Its was talking about, for they can sing. 
It's a nice little Idea and all Parsons and Ir- 
win need is to get some new songs and they 
will fit In as a hit anywhere good singing is 
enjoyed. J. C. Mack and Co., with a real olu 
hokum act called "Mother's Boy" rocked the 
holiday audience in their seats. Mack Is the 
whole act, using two others as feeders. He 
dresses in eccentric make-up; appearing as a 
wrinkled old woman, and bis method of hand- 
ling his comedy talk la a sure laugh-getter. 
Mack has been playing most of tbe small 
time around here and this is his first appear- 
ance in Keith's since he was a member of 
tbe Monroe, 'Mack and Lawrence act, but 
there is no question about his ability to make 
any audience laugh. Mons. Adolphua and Co. 
closed the bill with a 'very pretty dancing 
turn.- Being -a< Rxselan act, it held tbe audi- 
ence better than most of tbe closing acts seen 
here and won a lot of applause. 

COLONIAL (H. A. Smith, mgr.).— First 
half— Billy Bouncer's Circus; Hamilton & 
Barnes ; Eddie & Ramsey in "Charlie's Visit" : 
F. Barrett Carman ; Whirling Brunettes and 
the film feature, "How Could You, Jean?" 
Last half— O'Malley ; Doris Dale; Vernon- 



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WORLD'S GREATEST XYLOPHONIST 

Proctor's Palace, Newark 
N. J., Sept 12-15 



NEWARK "STAR-EAGLE" 



Xylophone Player Leads 
Excellent Proctor Bill 

EI Cota may not be the -world's greatest 
xylophone player, as he Is billed by the 
Proctor press department, but he cer- 
tainly ranks very close to that particular 
spot on tire ladder of fame. 

On a bill Thursday night, in which 
musical offerings predominated, El Cota 
ranked with the best, and received the 
lion's share of applause. He gave a vari- 
ety of selections, ranging from .classical 
to ragtime, mixing sufficient grotesque 
movements to keep the audience laugh- 
ing as well as entertained. 

Dainty Jean. Sot hern, . the photoplay 
favorite, and Claire Vincent, a Broadway 
star appearing wMh Frank H. Gardner 
and company in "Mo Trespassing," a 
comedy, divided honors for second place 
on the program. 




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Riot of Music and Comedy 




First Half, Proctor's 38th St. 

Last Half, Proctor^, Yonkers, N. Y. 



C* m -t r% Representative 

Sept. 16 FRANK DONNELEY 






Personal Direction 

FRANKIE WOLF, GRO.,ti&N* 



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FAMILY (John BL H. Fennyvessef , mgr.).« 

''The Allies Patriotic Revue," Th*» Alvafet- 
tas, Romaln and Moreno, Charles Been ah, Du- 
tell and Covey, Ball Brothers aci Co., Grecnol 
and Tina, Amy Gray and Co., Musical Zanoa. 

VICTORIA (John J. Farren, mgr.).— Follies < 
be Vogue, top vaudeville; screen features, 
Vlfglnla Pearson In "Queen of Hearts" and ■ • 
Alma Reubens in "The Ghost Flower." 

PICCADILLY (Howard W. Shannon, mgr.). 
—Pauline FredeMck In "Fedbfa," tSk half: 
Irene Castle in ''Stranded In Arcudy," second 
half. ^ 

REGENT (William A. Caliban, rflgr.),-^Qjir. . 
aidine Farrar in "The Turn ot the Wheel." 
first half; Madge Kennedy and Tom Moore in 
"The Kingdom of Youth," second half. 

When Mabls Wilbur played here in "Her 1 
Regiment" last Week she had the privilege 
of nestling right down In her own homo and 
her own room. Rochester has been Miss Wil- 
bur's home during her successful years on the 
stage and although she <bas Visited here many .■'.'■■•' 
times privately, her professional vlalta have 
been few. ;b 

George I. Matthews, special representative ot "' 
Verlbest Pictures, has been In town promoting 
"A Mormon Maid," In connection with the red- 
hot aitl-Mormon crusade which Is now under ' 
way ibroughout this section. Mr. Matthews ' '.' 
plant id columns of copy In the local papers, 
addressed the ministers and anti-Mormons and ■ 
In other ways made quite a furore with B*.*'* 
picture. , V ' 

Thomas Mattel!, captain of the local Fro- '" 
tectlveB, and assistant to Edgar F. Edwards, 
secretary end manager of the Rochester Ex-'.''. 
position Association, has resigned to accept a 
position with the Commission on Training 
Camp Activities. He Will he detailed as an 
assistant to the director of the division ot Lib- 
erty theaters. 

Movotto, Inc., a local concern, shot some pic- — ■• 
tures during the horse show with Its miniature 
outfit. These were shown on a three-foot 
screen in a parlor of a flown town hotel the 
other night. The pictures are very good and 
the whole thing was designed to show that 
movies may fie taken as pastime and for pri- 
vate family purposes. However, owing to -the. 
cost, It Is not supposed that home-spun movies 
shown in the home will displace the theatres 
for some time yet. 



Hurl Falls; Three Sterling Sisters; Oriental 
Quartette and pictures. 

ALLEGHENY (Joseph Cohen, mgr.).— "The 
Lincoln Highwayman" ; Bud Snyder & Co. ; 
Greenlee & Williams ; Leo Zarell Troupe ; 
Henry Henlere and the film feature, "The 
Still Alarm." 

NIXON (E. Perry, mgr.).— Blly Kinkalde; 
Lewis & Norton ; "Come Across" ; Mullen & 
Coogan*; Four Valdares; film feature, "When 
I Come Back to You." 

NIXON'S ORAND OPERA HOUSE (W. D. 
Wegefarth, mgr.). — Kaufmann Bros.; Stan 
Stanley & Co. ; James O'Brien and the South- 
ern Girls ; Regtna Connelll & Ruby Craven in 
"Moondown"; Carl Emmy's Pets; Martelle 
and the film feature is "A Fight for Mil- 
lions." 

GLOBE (Sabloskey & McGuirk, mgrs.).— 
"Pardon Me," a musical comedy ; Maurice 
Samuels & Co. in "A Day at Ellis Island"; 
"Violets," a musical comedy; Jack Marley; 
Frankie Fay and Jazz Boys; Picola Midgets; 
White Steppers and pictures. 

WILLIAM PENN (G. W. Meteel, mgr.). — 
First halt — "Bon Bona," a musical comedy ; 
Bowers, Walters & Croker ; Jonny Jones and 
- Marlon Greenlee in "What Did You Do" ; 
Belle Sisters 'and the film feature, Marlon 
Davies in "Cecelia of the Pink Roses." Last 
half— Mills & Lockwood In "Nature's Noble- 
nlao," with four other acts and the film fea- 
ture, "The Death Dance." 

KEYSTONE (M. W. Taylor, mgr.).— James 
R. -Frazer & Co. in "Yucatan" ; Mr. and Mrs. 
Sydney Payne In "The Drudge"; Al Tyler; 
Sidney ft Townley ; Three Kashner Girls ; Ed- 
die Montrose and motion pictures. 

BROADWAY (Chas. Shlsler, mgf.).— First 
half— "The Bonfire ot Old Empires"; Eugene 
Emmett ; Musical Lunds ; motion pictures. 
Last half — A. Seymour Brown ft Co. in "Where 
There's a Will- There's a Way" ; four other 
acta and pictures. 

CROSS KEYS (Sabloskey ft McGuirk, mgrs.). 
— A. Seymour Brown In "Where There's a 
Will There's a Way"; Rosa ft Cook; Badula 
ft De Noir;"JHanlon ft Clifton and motion pic- 
tures. < 



they will inspect Aubrey PringVe Hew cafe 
at Venice, Cal. 

i PROVIDENCE 

BY KARL K. KLARK. 

SHUBERT MAJESTIC (Col. Felix R. Wen- 
dleschaefer, mgr.). — "Miss, I Don't Know,", 
with Indications of a good week. Good house 
■ opening night • 

OPERA HOUSE (Col. Felix R. Wendle- 
schaeter, mgr.). — "Mrs. Wiggins of the Cabbage 
Patch." Frederick Forrest In cast. This kind 
ot play is evidently being tried by the house 
as an experiment. The Emery last season 
tried this sort and failed to win out Fifty 
cents top matinees and $1 nights. 

KEITH'S (Charles Lovenberg, mgr.). — The 
opening ot the vaudeville at Keith's Ib an an- 
nual local event Heading the opening bill is 
Hermaine Shone In "The Best Sellers," liked, 
Mme. Burnell, Private Louis Hart (British 
Army) and Co., Bessie .Browning (former part- 
ner Jack Denny is overseas), appears alone to 
good advantage; Juliet, Green and Parker, Eddi 
and Edith Adair, Trill and Ward, Evelyn Dolly, 
pictures. * 

EMERY (Martin R. Toohey, mgr.).— Jack 
and Tommy Wier, Walter Nealand and Co., 
Lorrada's Models, Calvin and Thornton, Reed 
and Whiting. Last half, Capt Barnett and 
Son, The Two Donala, Flo and Ollle Walters, 
LeVeaux. 

FAY'S (Edward M. Fay, mgr.).— "Western 
Days," Spencer and Holden, Curran and Swor, 
Horan and Bascon, Joe Berttnl, "Gay Paris- 
ians," pictures. 

COLONIAL (Robert J. McDoriald, mgr.).— 
Harry Hastings "Big Show" made a good 
start A fairly good show and specialties 
proved a treat. 

SCENIC (Pawtucket).— First half, Lydla 
Barry, Whiteside Sisters, Mabel Fonda Trio, 
Johnston and Cane. Last half, "Hands Across 
the Sea," Dale and Boyle, Reynolds and White. 

BIJOU (Woonsocket).— Flit halt, "Hands 
Across the Sea," Reynolds and White, Louise 
Huff. Last half. Lydla Barry, the Whiteside 
Sisters, Mabel Fonda Trio. 



fantry Hall before a full house of local Jew- , 
lsh people. The play was flMftdtflsh -and de- 
clared to have been the finest seen In this city 
for some time. 



Floyd Gibbons, Chicago tribune War corre- 
spondent, appeared at tile Shubert Majestic 
here last Sunday, Speaking to Small audiences 
both in the afternoon and evening. He ap- 
peared under tbe auspices of the Providence 
Journal and in the Interests of tbe "Our Boys 
in Franco" Tobacco Fund. 



Mollle Williams and her company at the 
Colonial Inst week broke the season's records 
to date. 



Paul K. Danish, ot East Providence, formerly 
In vaudeville, has been made Song instructor 
at Fort Wetheriil, at Newport, according to an 
announcement received here this Week. The. 
young man Is a member of the 21st C. A. Band. 



In court last weelr tbe Providence Theatre 
Co. pleaded guilty to a charge of employing, 
as an usher, a girl under 16 years of age. Aug. 
80, and was fined 920 and costs. The complaint 
was made by Chief Factory Inspector J. Ellery 
Hudson. 



Robert J. McDonald, formerly manager ot a 
house at Holyoke, Mass., has been named man- 
ager of the Colonial (burlesque) here. He has 
already assumed his duties. 



Theatres In Rhode Island which have per- 
mitted Uncle Sam's Four-Minute men to speak 
from their' stages were presented with certl- 
cates Monday night In appreciation of the 
national service rendered. Providence theatrea 
which received the certificates are Shubert 
Majestic, Keith's, Opera House, Colonial, Fay's. 
Emery, Strand, Casino, Empire, Gaiety and 
Bijou. 



Charlotte Walker and members of the 
"Nancy Lee" company gave a benefit per- 
formance at tbe Garrlck on Thursday of this 
week in aid of the Overseas Tobacco Fund. 



"Experience," which has played this city 
several times, Is booked at the Shubert Majes- 
tic for another return engagement, Week open- 
ing Sept. 23. 



The future of the old Walnut Street Theatre 
Is still in doubt. It was advertised to open 
this week with a popular attraction booked 
and Charles C. Wanamaker and Thomas 
Dougherty, who are associated with G. G. 
Nlxon-Nlrdllnger, are reported to have taken 
over the house which was advertised for pub- 
lic sale. 



Joe Hortlz will rejoin Dumont's Minstrels 
the week of Sept. 30. He will be featured and 
will offer some new songs and sketches. 



Jones and Sylvester are playing at the 
Broadway this week. They play the Globe 
next week and then start for the Coast, where 



Billy Lynn, a Providence boy and graduate 

ot Brown, here last summer with tbe Lyric 

Musical Comedy Company, Is In "Miss, I 

Don't Know" at tbe Shubert Majestic this week. 

t ■ — — 

Billy Sunday opens his campaign in this city 
Sunday. The big tabernacle was dedicated last 
Sunday with thousands in attendance. As yet 
none ot the managers has announced any cut 
in prices during Billy's Btay here. 

Sailor Jim White, strong man of the navy, 
was an added attraction at Fay's last week in 
the Interest of the "Our Boys in France" To- 
bacco Fund. During the week Fay's audiences 
contributed a total of $1,150.70 to the fund as 
the result of White's act and his appeal for 
smokes for the boys over there. 

Mme. Jacob P. Adler and her company were 
here Monday In "Mothers of the World" at In- 



According to all reports Blanche Bates and 
Holbrook Blinn In "Getting Together" were 
not the success here last week it was antici- 
pated they would be. 



ROCHESTER, N. Y. 

By L. B. SKEFFINGTON. 

LYCEUM (W. R. Corrls, mgr.).— First half 
of week "Seven Days' Leave"; second half, 
George Arllss in "Hamilton." 

TEMPLE (J. H. Finn, mgr.).— Lambert and 
Ball, Doree's Imperial -Quintet, Mlio? Alfrod 
Latell, John R. Gordon and Co., Ethel Hop- 
kins, Kane, Morey and Moore, Rose and Moon. 

FAY'S (W. Sarr, mgr.).— Tozegam Arabs, 
Musical Tweeds, Harlan Sinters, Morgan and 
Ay'res, Joe Brennah. liaison and Moran, Twedo 
Dan in "All Fur Her." 

GAYETY (J. Yale, mgr.).— "The Boston- 
tans." 



Tom Brown, ono of the famous "Six Brown 
Brothers," Whoso saxophone playing Is known 
In every home that boasts a pbondgraph, passed 
through Rochester early this week with a 
party of friends, on their Why West. The 
party consisted rif his composer, Brnle Erd- 
mann; two of bis brothers, Harry and Aloe, 
and Joseph A. Eckol. Mr. Eckel Is a New 
York booking agent, through whom the local 
Vlctoriq gets its vaudeville. The Thespians 
stopped in Rochester over Sunday and Monday 
as the guests of Manager Jack Farren, ot the 



HARK! 



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TO THE LAUGHTER AT THE 



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Victoria. When they left Jack accompanied 
them as far ae Buffalo by motor, The Six 
Brown Brothers established a unique record 
when they played a continuous engagement at 
one theatre, the Globe, New York, for four 
years. Their playing was the feature of Fred 
Stone's "The Jack-O-Lantern." They are on 
their way to Chicago to open a six months' en- 
gagement with Stone's new play. 



The recent order establishing a dry zone In 
down town Rochester, taking In all of the 
local theatres and large hotels, on account of 
the fact that army training schools are situated 
In the central portions of the city, has been 
passed up temporarily. United States District 
Attorney Stephen J. Lockwood says that the 
order has not been rescinded and is merely 1 in 
abeyance temporarily. In the meantime the 
dealers in wet goods are busy cleaning house 
in an effort to stave off the enforcement of the 
order. But it would seem that the handwrit- 
ing on the wall la sufficiently, clear and that 
the wets are bound to lose, no matter what 
happens. 



SYRACUSE, N. Y. 



BT CHESTER B. BAHN. 

EMPIRE (M. E. Wolff, mgr.; Francis P. 
Martin, fep.). — 16-18, George Arliss in "Ham- 
ilton." Mr. ArllBs adds another distinctive 
characterization to historic stage portraiture 
as Hamilton. Emmett C. King and Hardee C. 
King are constantly In the picture as Jeffer- 
son and Monroe, respectively. Corallnn Waide, 
late of the Knickerbocker Players stock at the 
Empire, does an effective bit as the siren who 
seeks to entrap Hamilton. Business good. 
Thursday, dark. Friday and Saturday, Lou 
Tellegen In "Blind Youth." Good advance sale. 

W1ET1NG (James Barnes, mgr.).— All week, 
"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath." The comedy Is 
not, as the posters used here delicately sug- 
gest, principally bedroom and bath, but ex- 
clusively parlor. The cast Is of the usual road 
calibre. Rain, to some extent, cut the first 
night audience, while the strong opposition at 
the Empire also made its effect felt. Next 
Monday, Floyd Gibbons, war correspondent 

BASTABLE (Stephen Bastable, mgr.).— First 
half, burlesque, "Hip, Hip, Hooray Girls." 
Show better than the average. Snappy com- 
edy, good music and plenty of it, with elaborate 
costumes and scenic effects, and a lively 
chorus. Ono of the features again this season 
are the six diving girls. Fine busfness. Last 
half, "Mutt and Jeff." 

TEMPLE (Albert A. Van Auken, mgr.).— 
First half, top notch bill with Louis Brocade's 
Ringing novelty capturing applause honors. 
Kilkenny Trio, close second. Harmony Kings, 
well to the front. Clayton and Lennte, "On 
the Boulevard," scored hit. Red and Blondy 
better than usual, opener Bnrns and Ardine, 
singing and dancing, kept the first night au- 
dience In until the final curtain. ' 

CRESCENT (William Brown, mgr.).— First 
half. Melodious skit offered by the Novelty 
Minstrels, headlined and deserves the place. 
Allman and Nevlns, good. Wood and Helt, 
likewise good. Petroffs, painting fiends, better 
than ordinary act of similar line. Cooper and 
Lacy, mostly dance, and three girls In a series 
of songs round out the program. 



The Fort Ontario Players, organized from 
the dramatic talent in the Army Medical De- 
partment detachments stationed at Fort On- 
tario, produced "Carry On" and three other 
one-act plays at the Richardson, Oswego, 
N. Y„ Sept, 17, following which the Players 
will appear In Syracuse and other cities. Ed- 
ward Goodman, founder of the Washington 
Square Players, and now a private at Fort 
Ontario, Is directing the productions. 

The Colonial, Utlca, Is now open for the 
season. Sid Allen Is manager of the house, 
while Harry J. McCormlck Is orchestra leader. 
Vaudeville and pictures. 

George H. Bubb, formerly manager of the 
Lycoming Opera House at Wllllamsport, Pa.. 
has been named manager of the Mozart at 

Elmlra. 



TORONTO. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Solman, mgr.). 
—"Fair and Warmer." Next, "Rock-a-Bye 
Baby." 

NEW PRINCESS (O. B. Shcppard, mgr.).— 
"Have a Heart." Next, "Hltchy Koo," with 
Raymond Hitchcock. 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.).— "The Mar- 
riage Question." Next, "Dnddy Long Legs:" 

SHEA'S ( J. Shea, mgr.).— The Burr Twins, 
Arnaut Brothers, Harry Hincs, Jane Court- 
hope & Co., Bennett Sisters, Clara Howard 
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LOEW'S (J. Bernstein, mgr.).— "Cabaret de 
Luxe," Buddy Walker, The Jespers, H. Guy 
Woodward & Co., Conrad £ Goodwin, Chas. 
G. Lawlor Co., Special M. P., Wo, 8. Hart 
In "Riddle Oawn". Special M. P., "The Qeezer 
of Berlin.!' .- 

SHEA'S HIPPODROME (A C. McArdle, 
mgr.). — 14, Frlzyama Japanese 4, Arthur La- 
vine A Co.. Qulnn & De Rex, Australian, Stan 
Stanley. Special M. P., "The Eyes of Julia 
Deep," with Miss Mary Miles MInter. Jesse 
Parker & Co., Harry & Edith West 

STAR (Dan T. Pierce, mgr.).— "Midnight 
Maidens." Next, "Oriental Bnrlesquers." 

GAYETY (T. W. Busey, mgr.). — "The Best 
Show In Town." Next, "Golden Crook." 

ALLEN (J. A J. J. Allen, mgrs.).— "Till I 
Come Back to You," with Bryant Washburn, 
moving picture. Hartley. 

VANCOUVER, B. C. 

BY H. P. NEWBERRY. 

EMPRESS (Geo. B. Howard, mgr.).— 9, for 
their second play the Empress Stock had "The 
Brat," with Margaret Marriott In the lead. 
Next "The Thirteenth Chair," featuring Edythe 
Elliott Business very good. 

AVENUE (Vlo Scott, mgr.).— Dart 

ROYAL (Chas. E. Royal, mgr.).— 9, Hippo- 
drome vaudeville to^ood bouses. First half, 
Harmony Maids, LofTIon Kim, four other acta 
and feature film. Second half, Paul Kelst Co. 
In sketch, five other acts and feature photo- 
play. 

ORPHEUM (Jas. Pilling, mgr.).— 9, Julius 
Fannen and Wilbur Mack (assisted by Gladys 
Lockwood) In "A Pair of Tickets," two head- 
line acts "Creole Fashion Plate," very good. 
■Albert Vertchamp. excellent Fisher and How- 
ley, In favor. Mellette Sisters, popular. Heros 
and Preston, well liked. Capacity houses. 

PANTAGES (Geo. B. PantageB, mgr.). — "He's 
A Devil" ftps hill, "Red Fox Trot" Wheeler 
and Potter, The Norvelles, Miller Packer and 
Selz. Business excellent. 

Ray Collins, leading man at the Empress, 
recently figured in a fight when he was forced 
to prevent the stealing of his car, which had 
been left standing outside the theatre. 

The management of the Avenue has not an- 
nounced the coming list of attractions. Last 
season the house played legitimate Bhows. 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

' BY HARDIE MEAKIN. 

KEITH'S (Roland S. Robblns. mgr.).— 
Blanche Ring, went big ; Herbert Clifton, fine ; 
Joe Jackson, usual hit; Frances Nordstrom 
and Wm. PIckman In "All Wrong," laugh; 
Wilton Sisters did well ; "Crosby's Corners," 
with Felix Rush, liked ; Asahl, Japanese, excel- 
lent ; Olga and Mlshfca Co., good dancers. 

NATIONAL (William Fowler, mgr.).— John 
Cort's new musical comedy, "Glorlanna," with 
an exceptionally good cast, opened Monday 
night, considerable Interest being shown In 
the production. 

POM'S (G. T. Harris, mgr.).— Jane Cowl In 
"Information Please," written by Miss Cowl 
and Jane Murfln, excellent cast, headed by 
Orme Caldara, Alan Brooks and Blanche 
Yurka. 

COSMOS (B. Brylawskl, mgr.).— The Golden 
Bird and Hattie Kltchner; Marva Rhen, as- 
sisted by Bertie Fitch ; Jenks and Allen ; Al- 
bert Cardo and Rae Noel : Bartello and Broth- 
er ; Howard Longford; Joe Farrell ; Taylor 
Trio. 

GAYETY (Harry Jarboe, mgr.).— "Merry 
Rounders." 

LYCEUM (M. Thomashesky, mgr.).— "Auto 
Girls," featuring a Washington girl, Carol 
Sherwood. 

LOEW'S COLUMBIA (Lawrence Beatus, 
mgr.).— Marguerite Clark In "Out of a Clear 
Sky," first half; Ethel Clayton In "The Olrl 
Who Came Back," with Fatty Arbuckle In 
"The Cook" as an added feature, second half. 

Jfjuo Folly ts offering "Stranded on the Mexi- 
can' Border." 

Practically every member of th-j police force 
were the guests of Lawrence Beatus. manager 
of Loew's Columbia, Sunday morning, when 
the Government film, "Fit to Fight," was 
especially shown for the capital's protectors. 
Gen. William C. Gorges, head of the Medic*! 
Department of the Army, with Colonel Wil- 
liam F. Snow made short addresses, as a!t>o did 
Major Pullman, Washington's youthful Chief 
of Police. The film, "Fit to Fight," will be 
shown In every camp and cantonment in the 
entire country. 



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MOVING PICTURES 



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NEWS OF THE FILM WORLD 



Mary MacLaren (Universal) has received a 
commission in the United States Navy. 

' "The Road to France," a World feature, 
will be released Oct 14. " 



tlon by Eve Unsell of the stage play of the 
same name. The picture will be released 
Sept. 29. 



Another war "special" baa been made by 
the Metro, "Wilson and the Kaiser," which 
will be released in October. 



Franklyn Farnum Is back with the U, but 
not engaged In any starring subjects, bnt 
working with some of the feminine stars. 

'Harry Dull Is now attached to the Ameri- 
can Red Cross film division, located In New 
Tork for the present ' 

Julia Dean, who la playing in "The Woman 
on the Index," baa etgoed a contract to appear 
in a film by Abraham S. Schomer. 

Clara Kimball Young's present feature, 
"Through the Dark" Is expected to be ready for 
the screen Oct. 1. 

"The Border Raiders," a western, featuring 
George Larkln and Betty Compson, will be 
released by Pathe, Oct. 6. 

Geraldlne Farrar's second Goldwyn. en- 
titled "The Hell Cat," will not be released 
until Nov. 11. 



The Plaza, Lowell, Mass., has been re- 
opened under the management of Joseph . 
Morency with pictures. 



United Pictures of America and General 
Films have entered into an agreement for co- 
operation in distribution. 

G. G. Rich has been appointed to the posi- 
tion of branch manager of the Cincinnati 
exchange of Famous Players. 

Charles Ray's new Paramount picture, pro- 
duced under the supervision of Thomas H. 
Tnce, will be released Sept 29. 



"Her Country First" Is the next Paramount 
release with Vivian Martin starred. Sept. 22 
is date set. 



The first Paramount picture starring Dorothy 
Glsh has been entitled "Battling Jane." It 
will be released Oct. 6. 



The title of the Triangle vehicle for Rose- 
mary Thebe has been changed from "Out of 
Western Seas" to "Love's Pay Day." It will 
be released the later end of September. - 

The Western Photoplays, Inc., new epi- 
sode serial, 'Wolves of Kultur," with Leah 
Balrd and Sheldon. Lewis in the leading roles, 
will be released through Pathe, Oct 13. 



The second of a series , of patriotic Perret 
productions, has been named "Stars of Glory." 
and will be a successor to "Lafayette. We 
Come," now being released by the Affiliated. 

Ted Miller, managing the Pittsburgh office 
of the Select for the past six months, Is In 
New Tork and will return to his first love — 
that of managing legitimate showB. 



Adele Blood left last week for Salt Lake 
City, where she is to appear In a special serial 
picture being produced by the Adele Blood 
Pictures Corp. 

Nazlmova baa Just finished "Bye for Bye," 
which will be released the' latter part of Oc- 
tober, and Is now working on "The Red 

Lantern." 



The Consolidated Film Co., San Francisco, 
Marion Conn, president, have secured the 
Hearst . International Film Service for tho 
Northwest territory. 



Douglas Fairbanks will shortly film "Ari- 
zona" for Artcraft It will be the second 
screen version of Augustus Thomas' stage suc- 
cess. 



Work on tho second of Dorothy Dish's series 
of Paramount pictures began last week. The 
title will be "The Hope Chest" by Mark Lee 
Luther. 



Colin Campbell Is to remain with tbe Uni- 
versal as a special director for some time to 
come, Campbell coming to the U from the 
Sellg Co. 

"Triumph of Transportation," to be released 
by Patbe, Oct. 6, Is Inspired by the accom- 
plishments achieved by the American Trans- 
port Service. 

"The Queen for a While," a comedy drama 
by George Edwards Halt, will be first of a 
series of eight features which Harold J. Bln- 
ney is producing, with Vongle Valentine as 
the star. 



...J. Stuart Blnckton's.. next. .feature Je to.. he . 
"The Bottle Cry of Liberty." The production 
will have for Its basis a story written by 
Charles T. Dazey and the producer In collabo- 
ration. 



The third U. S. official war picture to be 
issued by the Division of. Films, Committee of 
Public Information, will be entitled "Under 
Four Flags." It will be given Its first public 
showing early In November. 



Harry H. Thomas has been engaged by the 
United Pictures Theatres of America as field 
marshal of the Unlted's activities in Long 
Island, Connecticut and New York as far north 
as Albany. 



L. J. Nyberg, of the W. H. Clifford Pictures 
Company, has decided to shelve all of his pic- 
ture activities until after the war. He will 
devote much of his time to the' military train- 
ing camp entertainment programs. 



At the regular meeting of the Associated 
Motion Picture Advertisers Thursday, the date 
for tbe banquet to be given under its auspices 
In conjunction with tbe National Association 
of the M. P. Industry Is to be set 



"Virtuous Wives," the Owen Johnson story 
ef-sthat title which appeared In tbe Cosmopoli- 
'tanr-has been chosen as the first picture sub- 
ject tor Anita Stewart, with George Loane 
Tucker directing. "In Old Kentucky" Is re- 
ported as the second subject for Miss Stewart. 



Work on Doris Kenyon's latest picture, to 
be produced by her own company, "Wild 
Honey," was started this week under tbe direc- 
tion of Francis J. Grandon. The story has 
been adapted for the screen by Francis J. 
Grandon. 



In a decision establishing a precedent In 
tbe picture industry the Federal Trade Com- 
mission, Sept, 16, ordered tbe Stanley Book- 
ing Corporation to desist from practices de- 
signed to force film producers and theatres to 
deal with each other through the corporation. 

Monte M. Katterjohn, staff author atLasky's 
stndlo, is carrying out the most pretentious 
publicity campaign ever attempted by a writer. 
He is matching the advertising space of the 
Los Angeles theatres and the Artcraft, In the 
picture aectlon of the Los Angeles "Herald." 

Mike Donlln has quit -picture work for the 
present having gone on the road with one 
of the "Turn to the Right" companies. Mike 
wrote a New York friend last week that he 
had registered for the new draft by signing 
his card at the American consulate In Mon- 
treal, where the show was playing last week. 

Herbert Rothcblld and Eugene Roth, presi- 
dent and general manager respectively, of the 
California theatre, San Francisco, left for New 
York last week. They were accompanied by 
Mortimor Fletschacker, banker. The trip Is 
said to concern a deal lnvojvtng one of New 
York's leading picture theatres, and a San 
Francisco bouse. 



-Stan Laurel, the British Charlie 
has signed a contract with the Rolln 
(Patbe) for tbe production of a 
eight comedies. Mr. Laurel Is a 
comedian on the same style as the 
exponent of this type of comedy, 
release, "There's No Place Like 
scheduled for Oct. 6. 



Chaplin, 
Film Co. 
series of 

slapstick 
American 
Tbe first 
Jail," is 




"A Woman of Impulses," tho new Para- 
mount starring Line Cavallerl, Is a plcturlza- 



EDITH LYLE 

In the lending feminine rotes, "JOHNNY 
GET YOUR GUN" with Louis Bcnnlson and 
"THIS WAY OUT" with Frank Craven, lias 
been placed under -contract for -a -specisi 
feature film production under the direction 
of George Foster Plntt. 

Miss Lyle is now on the Const, where the 
work of finishing the production Is rapidly 
nenring completion, nnd will return east early 
in October to appear in a new Broadway pro- 
duction on the speaking stage. - 



IN THE MOVIES. 

By WELLINGTON CROSS. 

(With "In Everything" as tho Motif.) 
I'm as nutty as a squirrel . 
Since I tried tbe movie whirl, 
It keeps me Jumping and humping nil the day 

long. 
I wanta say It's got me— 
I could never get a thrill 
Out of any Job until 
I made this try— I think I'll die— I'll tell you 

why. 

CHORUS. 

I had to climb a cliff, or Jump a lake, *n Every- 
thing, 

I had to smile no - matter how I ached, 'n 
Everything— 

And the files all gathered round. 

When ray make-up face they found ; 

With Samson's powers 

1 Juggled towers, with my bands, 'n Every- 
thing, 

I had to pose out In the boiling sun.'n Every- 
thing ; 

I had to bean a villain with a gun, 'n Every- 
thing. 

I got on the Job at 6 A. Mi ; 
Oh the life's a perfect gem. 

Until you break a leg, an arm, a neck, 'n 
Everything. 

I usta think that vaudeville 

Looked real good to me, until 

I met a guy who said his game — was movie 

fame — 
I wanta say be got me. 
Then I left the Orpheum time, 
And took chances with my spine, 
And It's all black and blue, I'm telling you. 

CHORUS. 

I had to grab a gat and get a guy 'n Every- 
thing ; 

I had to love and lure and leer and laugh, 'n 
Everything. 

I bad to cop that Chaplin step, 

I had to have that Fairbanks pep, 

I worked for hours, got hit with showers 

Of pies, 'n Everything. 

I had to get that swagger Bushman style 'n 
Everything, 

I had to nab that Fatty Arbucklo smile 'n 
Everthlng, ' 

But If I make that movie stride 

You Just watch my millions ride, 

I'm gonna buy a bunch of Bonds 'n Bulcka 'n 
Everything. 

Apologies to AL JOL S ON.) 

Albert Capeltani Is In Gloucester, Mass., di- 
recting the final scenes of "An Eye for An 
Eye," tbe Metro feature starring Nazlmova. 
Mr. Cnpellant Is said to secure his best re- 
sults by directing his star from beginning to 
end of the scene, not stopping for close-ups or 
flash-backs. These are taken nt leisure. In 
this way, when once the star has become 
worked up to the desired pitch there is no 
chance for a let-down until the sceno Is 
finished. 

William J. Clark, secretary and treasure! 
of the Affiliated Distributors Corporation, Is 
in New York, having come on from Grand 
Rapids to arrange the details in connection 
with the contract recently closed with th« 
Mutual, whereby tbe latter takes over the 
shipping contract and actual physical dis- 
tribution of the Affiliated production. He has 
also completed negotiations for the purchase 
of a number of productions to be released Im- 
mediately after "Lafayette, We Come." 

"Private Peat." one of the beet "sellers" of 
last year, has been filmed by tbe Famous 
Players-Lasky Corporation, with the author 
himself. Private Harold R. Peat, In the title 
role. With the exception of a few slight 
changes, such as substituting an American 
setting for tho original Canadian scenes the 
text of the book will be closely adhered to 
The picture, made at the Fort Lee Btudlos of 
the produclnc Arm, was directed by Edward 
.Jose. The release date hnn been set for early 
In October. * 



RATS' INVESTIGATION. 

(Continued from page ) 
.A. "I think I had gotten the first $G0O back. 
Am pretty sure I had." * 

Mr. Saplnsky : "Ybu paid your five per cent 

A. '"Yes." 

Q. "Did you ever see a report on how tho 
Boston fund was expended?" 

A. "The only thing I saw was In the trade 
papers. ' (The printed lists as mudo In tho 
."Player.") 

Q. "Was any statement mndo In tho meet- 
ings on the expenditure of tho levy fund?" 

A. "Only a casual mention of items." 

Q. "Did you know there was a Joint account 
In the Greenwich Bank?" 

A. "No." 

Mountford took tho chair, Mr. Myers asking 
several questions. Referring to tho check 
Fitzpatrlck cashed for Pollock, he askod: 

Q. "Was that check on your bank?" 

A. "Yes." 

Q. "The Rats had no account In your bank?" 

A. "No." 

Tbe matter of tho ball cases was again gone 
Into and it developed that there wero two 
women arrested on two different ocensloha, 
necessitating placing $1,000 ns ball twice 
- Mr. Saplusky . it. "Tho IWdtfu^Ks you "men- 
tioned last week were cashed by Fitzpatrlck 
and the money given to Pollock?" 

A. "Yes. He wanted cash, as ho hnd loaned 
mo cash." 

Q. "When wore tho women balled out. *V/ixh 
It day or night?" 

A. "It was midnight" 



Q. "In both cnBcs you bad $500 with you?" 

A. "Yes, more than that." 

Q. "Why didn't the Rats give Pollock the 
cash?" 

A. "They hnd no money." 

Q. "How about tho account In the Green- 
wich?" 

Mountford looked over the transcript of the 
Greenwich account. Ho s.ild that on that 
date thero was only a balance of $273 and 
"not $10,000, as some of the papers bad been 
careful to state last week." Howovor, fur- 
thor perusal of tho transcript led to a different 
conclusion, and Mr. Saplnsky Immediately 
asked : 

Q. "I notice that on tho 15th of March there 
was a deposit of $1500 and on March 16 there 
wob a withdrawal of $500 ; was that tho ball 
money furnlshod?" 

A. "No. sir." 

Mr. Myers: "Kindly explain the $808 check 
drawn for Mr. Myers?" 

A. "There were Judgments In tbe city courts 
against us and counsel told us to settle" 

Mr. Saplnsky : "And that same amount was 
deposited by tho Rats to your account?" 

A. "Yes." 

At this point the Referee asked If all the 
testimony was In. It was agreed that It was. 
Thereupon, Mountford asked the court If he 
could not make his enlightening statement. He 
first asked that Mr. Saplnsky place in evidence 
the transcript of hla (Mountford's) hank ac- 
count, which he could not understand bow 
the attorney procured. 

Mountford proceeded to question himself, 
going over points which he made In his answer 
to the Pemberton petition and drawing from 
Mr. Saplnsky the venture that "It Is foolish." 
The Referee, however, permitted tbe witness 
to talk at length, although he did say at one 
point that he hnd nllowed hlrn (Mountford) 
enough snap boxes already. 

Mr. Mountford: 

Q. "Mr. Mountford, tell us what you know 
'about the Pemberton case?" - 

Objected to by Mr. Saplnsky afl Incompetent 

Mr. Mountford : . ' 

"Tho statement was made at last TtearlnK 
that I had thnusnnds of dollars on deposit. I 
wish to say there wns never more than $1.(100 
on halnnce nt nny time. Mr. Mountford, have 
you nnv other bank account?" 

A. "No." 

Q. "Mr. Mountford, did you over take any 
money of tho Rnts. and directly or indirectly 
applv It to your own .uso?" . 

A." "No." 

Q. "Do you remember that Mr. Gnoke testi- 
fied thnt members were told that they were 
buying first mortgage bonds, but tbot they^got 
second mortgage bonds. Is that correct?" 

A. "No." 

Mountford then explained he had written to 
R. V. Alexnnder, a Lancaster Inwyer. putting 
to the attorney some 18 questions which he 
bad In typewritten form. Alexander wns ft 
member of tbe Lancaster and Chemung enter- 
prises. The questions nnd answers caused a 
discussion hetweon Mr. Snnlnsky and the Ref- 
eree ns the procedure, where an nbRent wit- 
ness wni Introduced, nlthoueh that witness 
could not bp produced for cross examination'. 
Mr. Rehuldenfrel said It was nn Irregular pro- 
ceeding. 

Mountford snld the questions were to show 
thnt when he left- tho Rntn the Lnnrneter prop- 
prtv wn« nftnwod to go to rack nnd ruin, and 
he nlRo snld nil the ptnnlovep' 1 were nfterwnrds 
token over by tho Kplth Intprpsts thPro. whose 
thpntrp wns itist omoreluir from n reeplvprshlp.' 
The nnme of Dennis O'RrlPn wns mentioned 
several times, the purpose helne thnt he had 
advised on the Btcps tnken In the Lnncniter 
dpftl. Bpfore lenvlnir thp "nucstlnnnalrp" there 
was mpntlon of n certified ' cheek for RfiOO, 
supposed to have been given Cooke nnd sup- 
posed not to have been received In tho Rata* 
office. 

Mountford continued questioning himself: 

Q. "Mr. Mountford, tell us the facts as you 
known them nbout tho burglary?" 

A. "I hnd a lettpr from one McTnerny to 
meet him and wo went upstairs." Mountford 
here showed a statement from Mclnerny, a 
burlesque actor. Thero was a discussion as 
to the probative value of tho affidavit, which 
wns unsigned. That was because the original 
was In Washington, In possession of the Fed- 
oral Trades Commission, Mountford said. Wit- 
ness continuing: 

"Wo went up to tho Rats' office Boxcb and 
desks were broken open. I went to my desk 
to see If them were some small noto books, 
I hud about 100 small note bonkn in French 
cipher, giving the names of persons who wore 
enemies of the lints and things thoy bad 
done." He said the names of tho persons who 
committed the robbery wero known and Who 
paid them. Ho also Bald that regarding the 
Pemberton action there wore verbatim reports 
of a secret meeting taken from documents 
which were stolen from the office The Roferoo 
finally came to tho conclusion thnt If the wit- 
ness was to go through the entire moving 
papers In the case thero could bo no help to 
the. proceedings. 

Mountford agnln en-Itched, asking himself 
ns to the condition of the Itnts' treasury when 
ho left nntl after he returned. Ho said tho 
UntH owed $200,1100 when he returned, but that 
when the finish came thero was but $125 owing, 
not counting u disputed claim from O'Brien, 
MnlevnlHky & Drlscnll. At tho very same time 
ho stated that during his return management 
$125,000 was pnld off, hut did not explain how 
the difference wi\n disposed of. 

Ho theii mild the personal account In tho 
Greenwich llnnk was opened beoniiHc there had 
been n "leak" hi tho Mutual Hank, in which 
" liiiilirillfiih "Mi'H'rfrH. Keith" "iiri(f "Albee "were"' do-" 
pnaltora. The Greenwich account whs opened 
on advice -of counsel, he nvcrred. Although 
exhibiting more nervousness than Is wont, 
Mountford appeared to have recovered from 
his aerial excursion of the (amending session 
and would have, Inllred Indefinitely had It been 
permitted. 



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UPTON'S RIALTO. 



By JESSE WEIL,. 

Camp Upton, L. I., Sept. 16. 
• George IL. Sammls' vaudeville road show 
wai tht attraction the first three daya of this 
wetk, and pleased. He carried eight acts. 
All went over big. It was a well balanced 
bill, Just what tbe camp audiences want. 

The last three days of the week Manager 
George H; Mller rented the theatre to the 
Third Development Battalion, who put on a 
vaudeville show for their own benefit. 

"The Love Mill," a musical comedy, opened 
here Sunday for a four-day engagement. Cast 
and production were very good and the big 
house that greeted it here on the opening 
night was pleased. 

There is to be another change of managers 
at tbe Buffalo Theatre. Sol Klarilerg, the 
present manager, Is to go to Camp Pike, with 
Charles Bally to replace him. This makes 
tbe fourth manager at that theatre In tbe past 
, four months. 



.Arthur Htrsch and Joe Rosenthal are to Join 
a Scotch regiment in ten days. They always 
did like "Scotch." 



Yaphank Ravtnsrs. 
After you are called In the mess hall at 7 
P. If., Just as you are about to "Step-out" 
after a bard day's drill— and notified that the 
commanding officer desires an inspection at 
eight bells the following .. morning, and you 
then put the rest of the evening in cleaning 
your rifle, mess-kit and socks, and at eight 
o'clock you "fall-out" and stand at attention 
for a few hours — and yon are afraid that a 
spot on your shoe lace will be -discovered — • 
and that you will lose your pass for a month 

Isn't It marvelous— 

To have some nice old lady pause, look yon 
over and remark — 

"Oh, but what a lot of fun this must be tor 
the boys." 

To the "Huns" the most unwelcome breeze 
is another draft from the U. S. A. 



"I think the Government is very unconven- 
tional," Percival suggested. 

"Why?" Inquired Osso. 

"I looked all through my draft questionnaire 
and couldn't find 'R. 8. V. P.' any place." 



Tea, Winifred, we still hold the lead la the 
Mosquito League. 

A large sign at the depot reads, "Tour uni- 
form la your pass." The Long Island R. R. 
conductors probably can't read or else are 
too nearsighted to see a uniform, because if 
you have no ticket you MUST dig up the 
two-twenty-one to get to town. 



One of the sights you seldom see— a mess 
tergeant eating pie in a camp commissary. 



Joe Hallo. In the box office of the Liberty, 
deserves tbe Iron Cross tor an excuse. 
He was late coming back on a pass and 
when Mr. Miller asked why, said he was 
at the station for the train, but a band came 
by and started to play the "Star Spangled 
Banner," and that be had to stand at at- 
tention. Before the band finished the train 
pulled out 

A lot of acts that play here think they are 
getting applause when it's only the audience 
killing mosquitoes. ' 

Yes, it is proper to take a chicken hone In 
your hands to eat it in camp— yje only thing 
required is the chicken bone. 



M. P.'i ON BROADWAY 
The New York streets, particularly 
the railroad stations and the upper 
-sections of Broadway, Times Square, 
the Palace neighborhood and points 
adjacent to the theatrical Rialto are 
now more carefully patroled by mili- 
tary police (M. P.) than at any prev- 
ious time. The placement of the men 
in the theatrical sections is due to the 
fact that about the first place the men 
on leave head for is some of the show 
shops, and consequently the " M. P.'s" 
come more in contact with the man 
out an a pass and the one "absent 
without leave." 

The "M. P.'s" size up every soldier, 
having instructions to see that he is 
wearing his coat buttoned up and that 
none of the coat flaps are unbuttoned 
and that his general appearance is 
what the regulations require. The 
spiral leggings are no longer permitted 
on the legs of men who are assigned 
local duty or who have not been desig- 
nated For overseas."" 

The "M. P.'s" have power to make 
arrests, if the case demands, with the 
U. S. Military Patrol wagon within 
■ ready call of any patrol sending in a 
call. The "IS.. P.'s" are also on the 
constant lookout for deserters. 



LIBERTY THEATRE NOTES. 

Frances Ingram of the Chicago Qrand Opera 
Co. is making a patriotic tour of fifteen 
camps. » 

"The Beauty Squad," 12 people, has been 
over the Liberty Theatre Circuit. 



The Liberty, Camp Green, Is used dally 
as a school room for the psychological- board. 



James A. Boshell has been appointed dra- 
matic director for Camp Dodge... The Com- 
manding officer of Camp MacArthur has or- 
dered an announcement of Liberty Theatre 
attractions to be read daily at retreat 



THE ATOM. 

Jenny Pauline Starke 

Montague Booth Harry Mestayer 

Belle Hathaway Belle Bennett 

A wholesome little comedy, containing some 
heart appeal and euough suspense to keep up 
the Interest. Tbe scenario Is In Catherine 
Carr's best style and Triangle has given Harry 
Mestayer a vehicle which suits him admir- 
ably. 

The story Is not heavy .with plots and coun- 
ter plots, but a straight forward human inter- 
est yarn, about a young woman who Is in love 
with an actor, a $26 a week player, who has. a 
weakness for Shakespearian parts. Early In 
the picture Montague Booth (Harry Mestayer) 
is caught in a fire on tbe stage and sustains 



severe injuries, which virtually put as end to 

his stags career. 

He is forsaken by all his friends except the 
maid (Pauline Starke) at the boarding bouse 
where he lives. She has loved him In silence, 
he has never noticed her, except In the 
most casual manner. 

Now that misfortune has come to him she 
Immediately rushes to his aid. He Is In love 
with another woman, yet he and Jenny go off 
together and get a position with a travelling 
medicine quack. ',* 

Tho "types" have been selected with cars. 
and the photography presents many impressive 
and beautiful exterior views, Including a num- 
ber of long shots. The close-ups are fine and 
the lighting all to be desired. "The Atom" la 
a. good program feature. 



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REVEALS HIS CREATIVE GENIUS!! 



THE. XEWi YORK 1TIME8;; MONDAY, SBPTBMBBK If JW8L 



SPORTING WIS 

SHOWN AT RIVOLI 

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Maurictf Tourneur's Racing Film 

Lets Audience Cheer Classic. 

Derby of Drury Lane. 



, Few motion " picture directors "equal. 
and fewer surpass, iiaurlceVfourneur 
in the art of rnaktrlF•!ffllTTS^■T! l le , 
•creen.'; By his work lie -stands-, "out 
prominently. . evea . among /tjuat emaj> 
group of .exceptional mea who appro*, 
eiate the peculiar powers of the camerai 
and know how to employ them tn the 
production of a photoplay. Once more;' 
end Ik some wo is more than .ever, ha' 
has revealed his creative, genius hi 
Life." tho featured^ fUrft' aV 
the Klvpj i SgJ SSJ L r' 

t' Tk^ayTsTTSelodrajria^based^upoB) 
the well-known Drury Lane product* 
and. as jnany will remember. It. bar to 
do chiefly with a. young English Lord 
and bis deeoerata efforts to reestablish 
himself, financially through the suc- 
cesses of a pugilist in the ring and a 
racehorse, the phenomenal ""Lady Love.. 
In. the Derby. Theer are abundant .op- 
portunities In, the play for exciting 
scenes. j 

i Mr.. Tourmur baa not faltered before* 
any of the big. comprehensive scenes, 
such as thoa-> of the prize fight and the 

. Derby race, while in little Incidents 
also he haa done not only- the obvious 
and expetced, but the surprising. The 
spectators who viewed the picture yes- 

.terday afternoon were drawn Into the 
excitement of the play's episodes, ap- 
plauding and exclaiming at the succeo- 

|sfon o f clim axes as people do only when 

^he-yare-thrWed.hy' e, sens* of part Id-, 

' patJon In what they see or hear. 

I At one point, as Lady J<ov«V dashed 
forwar dto the race, some one In the 

'orchestra shouted " Go." and many of 

'.the spectators literally started forward 
from- their seats. It all seemed 'real. 
But this effect Was accomplished by the 

AlunasuPf an epUoda .and each effect 1 

'of the pbotopla y^waa.almuarly^accomrl 
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"SPORTING LIFE" without 
seeing it. His confidence in 
MAURICE TOURNEtJR'S 

ability has been justified in 
his securing this sensational 
success that is now packing 
h]s Rivoli Theatre to the doors 
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A WOMAN'S EXPERIENCE. 

Society drama, presented by Bacon-Backer 
Films, bd adaptation from the play "Agnes," 
by Paul M. Potter, directed by Perry N. 
Vokroff, who also wrote the scenario. The 
photography is the work of Edward Earle. 
Mary Boland la starred and supported by a 
small but adequate company, all of whom ap- 
pear to be peculiarly fitted for the roles in 
which they are cast. 

Although there are six reels, the picture Is 
unusually full of action. The titles being 
well written, are of great assistance: in fol- 
lowing the thread of the story. 

George Roydant (8am Hardy) and hla wife, 
Agnes (Miss Boland) reside in the country 
with the loner's ancle, Nicholas Barable 
(Lawrence McQIll). Barrable made a for- 
tune In the city and has retired. Wishing to 
save his niece and her husband from the 
temptations of New York he virtually de- 
• manda they live with him. The young couple 
do not like this plan and at the aame time do 
not wish to hurt the old gentleman's feelings, 
but they make It plain to each other they long 
for the city. 

They finally break away from the old man 
and make their home in New York. Roy- 
dant is successful in buslneas, 'and hla wife 
' is popular in society. After a time there Is 
an estrangement Agnes In an absent-minded 
sort of way carries on a flirtation with Lord 
Sulgrave. and her husband falls in the hands 
of an adventuress. 

From then on the action Is fast and the 
story Increases In Interest. One of the beet 
scenes and the one in which Hiss Boland 
shines most radiantly, is that In which Sul- 
gra?e comes to her bedroom, at her invita- 
tion. But when he knocks at the door she 
will not admit him. He finally forces an 
entrance, and a realistic struggle follows. In 
the scrap Sulgrave falls to the floor and Is 
stunned. She removes him to his own room. 

Meanwhile her husband, now In financial 
difficulties, comes to her and asks for her 
jewels, that he may raise money to meet ob- 
ligations. She confronts him with a note 
from the adventuress, and explanations on his 
part follow. But she falls to tell him of her 
experience with Sulgrave. 

In the last reel husband and wife are recon- 
ciled. The uncle has come to their aid. With 
their difficulties over they decide they have 
had enough of the city and go back to live 
with the old man. 

The picture has been well staged and it 
should make an unusually attractive program 
feature. It has all the elements which will 
appeal. 

A SOUL WITHOUT WINDOWS. 

Hopams Ethel Clayton 

Joshua/ Richard Clarke 

Hannah Eugenie Woodward 

Nebexalah Victor Kennard 

Ptdro CamlUio David Davles 

Murlo Qus Plxley 

Mrs. Hallory Zadee Burbank 

Stott Malory Frank Mayo 

Fatlh Palmer Pinna Nesblt 

Mr. Palmer Jack Drumter 

Griswold Jack. Roberts 

Woman Sadie SchaetTer 

Girl Violet Askel 

This World feature, starring Ethel Clayton, 
Is altogether different from the general run. 
In it are many pleasing scenes and the theme 
is most unusual. It Is one of the best pro- 
ductions the World has put out In some 
months, and should be an excellent program 
feature. It may be the last World picture 
In which Miss Clayton will be seen, as her 
contract with that company has now expired. 

Qood photgraphy, In which are Included In- 
teresting country scenes, handsome Interiors 
and locations with the proper "atmosphere" 
help to make the picture good entertainment 

Miss Clayton takes the role of Hopama, .who 
as a child is brought to a Shaker settlement, 
and the years of her youth are spent among 
this strict religious sect. When her natural 
desire for fun and music come to the from, 
she 1b punished In the Shaker fashion. Miss 
Clayton acts unaffectedly and shows con- 
siderable dramatic power in some of the 
Bcenes. When brought before the elders of 
the church and as punishment for some minor 
offense Is sentenced to whip half a dozen 
children, who have been her playmates and 
have not been parties to the "crime," her 
indignation and refusal are finely expressed, 
and one Is Impressed with her earnestness.- 
But this Is only one of the many Instances In 
which Miss Clayton scores heavily. 

A most interesting feature is the identity 
of the "Soul Without Windows." This Indi- 
vidual's Identity does not come along until 
near the end of the third reel and is a sur-. 
prise, as the person, Scott Malory (Frank 
Mayo), early in the picture gave little evi- 
dence of being soulless. 

Mallory in saving bis fiancee from drown- 
ing meets with an accident, the result ol 
wnlcb Is paralysis from the waist down and 
an unbalanced mind. He Is wealthy and has 
the best of caro, but Is forsaken by the girl 
for whom he risked bis lite. He no longer 
wants to live, according to the titles. 
Hopama then enters Into hla life, and a 
French physician . cures htm of bis ailments. 
In the last scene the two lovers are seen In 
a clinch. MIbs Clayton has a fine supporting 
company. 

Al Jennings, erstwhile bandit and convict, 
pardoned by ex-President Roosevelt, at pres- 
est a Baptist evangelist, has completed a 
western which will be produced and acted by 
himself. It will be a history of Jennings In 
his outlaw days. The title is "The Lady of 
the Dugout." 



THE BELLS. 

Mathlaa Frank Kenan 

Anette. Lois Wilson 

Lttparre. Joseph J. Dowllng 

Catherine , Ida Lewis 

Koveski. Bert Law 

NlckeJ Albert Cody 

Christian Edwsrd Coxen 

Oarl Carl Stockdele 

Just as every legitimate actress wants to 
play "Camilla" and every reader pines for a 
chance at "Hamlet," so the male screen star 
yearns tor a wallop at the role of Matblas In 
"The Bolls." It has been done over and over 
and each time, a flop. 

The latest aspirant for these honors Is 
Frank Kesnan, supported by an adequate cast 
and production, made by Paths. Mr. Keenan 
is an admirable character actor, and his inter- 
pretation of Matblas U an Intelligent, careful 
and painstaking one. But the story is old- 
fashioned and gruesome at best. If the late 
Sir Henry Irving were to offer It today It 
would be laughed at. 

The Pathe production Is a tiresome affair. 
The majority of the present-day picture pa- 
trons probably never heard of the play. 

Joto. 



MODERN LOVE. 

Delia Arnold Mae Murray 

Julian Lawrence..i Philo McCulIough 

George Addison Arthur Shirley 

Myrtle' Harris Claire Du Brey 

Wilbur Henderson George Cbeeebro 

The title of this Bluebird, featuring Mae 
Murray, might suggest many things and many 
highly Interesting stories, but such Is not the 
case with the picture seen at the New York 
Theatre. It is a very ordinary feature treated 
in a stereotyped and conventional way. 

Good photography will often help a poor 
picture to get across, but In "Modern Love" 
even this Is lacking. The settings ere shabby 
and the lighting dim and indistinct. There 
are many close-ups of Miss Murray and her 
leading man, some of which are good, but they 
are" allowed to remain on the screen so long 
that this phase becomes tiresome long before 
It is over. 

Miss Murray Is Delta Arnold, a young wo- 
man of the stage, playing one-night stands 
through the middle west. Through missing a 
train and inclement weather, she and the lead- 
ing man get separated from the company and, 
owing to a storm, have to spend the night at 
an Inn. The actor (Philo McCulIough) signs 



the register Julian Lawrence and Wife, with- 
out his companion's knowledge. 

In her struggles to escape his attentions 
which followed, Miss Murray puts up a good 
fight. It proves quite a rough and tumble 
affair. The Innkeeper enters Into the proceed- 
ings at the right time and when explanations 
follow, Lawrence is promptly kicked out of 
the hotel. From actress to artist's model Is 
Delia's next step. While following the latter 
profession, the heroine meets the man she 
loves and presumably marries. Throughout 
the five reels the compromising position In 
which she found herself with Lawrence Is al- 
ways oropplng up and spoiling her plans for 
a happy marriage. 

Mies Murray plays in a moderately Interest- 
ing manner. Her support Is only fair. The 
men In the cast all show a tendency to over- 
act The redeeming feature la the work of 
Clair DiNJBrey, the sophisticated young wo- 
man, who knows the stage and the studios. 
"Modern Love" was directed by Robert Z. 
Leonard. 



Bobby Connelly, the boy film actor, has been 
sent to the Coast by Harry I. Carson to ap- 
pear with Blanche Sweet in "The Unpardon- 
able Sin," directed by Marshall Nellan. 



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Everybody Likes Her! 

MADGE KENNEDY, tp use an old-fashioned phrase, 
has grown en the people of America. She has 
become a nation- wld e habit. Picture by. picture she 
has grown in popularity. 

Step by step upwa/d— rapidly— In "Baby Mine," in 
"Nearly Married." *The Danger Game,'* "The Service 
Star," and "Friend Husband" this fascinating person- 
ality has increased her reputation and drawing power, 
as few stars ever succeed in dojng. 

With the finest, ablest and by all odds the most 
enjoyable of all of her productions, Goldwyn, under 
Its policy of Star Series releasing, takes pride in 
presenting 

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Showing how a fresh young girl defeated a middle- 
aged widow with her rouge-boxes, lip-sticks, steam 
baths and fat-reducing appliances. 

Have you booked the Madge Kennedy Star Series for 
your theatre? 




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HANDS UP. 

Echo Delano Ruth Roland 

Hands Up George Chosbro 

Judith Strange Easter Waters 

The Phantom Rider ; ■■ 

- In the sixth episode ot this Pathe eerlal 
there Is no let-up for the perils of Echo, tho 
fearless newspaper 'woman. She throws Incas 
warriors right and left from a box car of a 
rapidly moving train. She then takes a stupen- 
dous dive as they cross a bridge, but the vil- 
lains still pursue her, the whole party proving 
no slouches aa swimmers. Echo and Hands Up 
are both captured and taken to the Inca cas- 
tle, where they start to burn Echo as a sacri- 
fice to the Sun God. But the cowboys from the 
Strang Ranch come Just In time. Hands Up 
Is soon called to the Army, leaving Echo in 
the bands of 'Two Qua" Carter. Echo be- 
comes the object of another plot, so the 
Phantom Rider takes steps to foil It One 
feels that Echo must ge very tired of one 
thrill after another, and that her friends must 
wish she would go home as her rescue has 
become a recognized part of each day. 



THE TALK OF THE TOWN. 

' ■ Genevra French Dorothy PhllllpB 

Major French George Fawcett 

Aunt Harriet Clarissa Selwyne 

Lawrence Tabor William Stowell 

Jack Langhome Lon Chaney 

Should the discipline of the home be Prus- 
sian or democratic? That, briefly, Is the 
theme of the Bluebird feature, shown at the 
Broadway, in which Dorothy Phillips is 
starred. 

Why the picture should have been given the 
above title is hard to say, there Is nothing in 
the story to create a furore, on the contrary, 
it la a mild and Inoffensive yarn, totally de- 
void of anything sensational. % 

Mls3 Phillips is pleasing In the role of 
Genevra French, an orphan, brought up by 
her uncle, a former major in the army. Her 
guardian raises her along military lines, 
against which, as she grows older, Genevra 
rebels and naturally, whenever the oppor- 
tunity offers, goes to the other extreme. 

Merely with the idea ot being free from her 
uncle's guardianship, ehe marries the first 
man who crosses her path, and she finds she 
is little better off as a wife than she was as a 
daughter. 

There is a strong vein of humor through 
the whole picture, otherwise It would be hope- 
lessly uninteresting. A number of amusing 
scenes In which Miss Phillips and her young 
companions play havoc In the house in her 
guardian's absence, help some. The pho- 
tography is sharp and clear and the settings 
are in keeping with the story. 

MONET ISN'TYVERYTHING. 

Margery Smith '. Margarita Fisher 

Franklyn Smith..... Jack Mower 

Kenry P. Rockwell.. J. Norria Foster 

"Diamond Tim" Moody Wedgwood Nowell 

Betty Nan Kate Price 

This Pathe feature, shown privately, is 
from a story by Fred Jackson, entitled 
"Beauty to Let" directed by Edward Sloman. 
It Is an amusing little trifle that could easily 
have been told in two reels Instead ot five. 
Margarita Fisher, who is starred, gives an In- 
teresting characterization of a young woman 
who Is supposed to be a raving beauty, but 
absolutely brainless. The Btory has no par- 
ticular point ana the situations are Impos- 
sible. 

The production la worthier of a better 
theme, apparently no expense has been spared, 
the Interiors are extremely handsome, all 
looking fresh and new: The extras are clothed 
In fine raiment, some of which has a Paris 
trademark stamped all over. 

Miss Fisher has a good supporting company. 
Jack Mower, her leading man, is always 
amusing, even In his serious moments, and he 

grovldes lots of the comedy. Kate- Price, as 
etty Nan, a harmless chaperon, gets many 
laughs with her ludicrous efforts to keep a 
watchful eye over her charge. Of course there 
la a villain and a forged title to an estate, 
both these two . good old meller props are 
hauled In with an Idea of making Franklin 
Smith (Jack Mower) appear in a heroic light 
otherwise he would cut a very small figure In 
the picture, as the five reels are made up of 
Mies Fisher, first laBt and all the time. 

THE ONE WOMAN. 

Rev. Frank Gordon Lawson Butt 

Kate Ransom C!ara •Williams 

Mark Ovorman Herschell Mayall 

Ruth Gordon Adda Gleason 

^Governor Morrison Thurston Hall 

Bey Ben Alexander 

°'£l Mary Jane Irving 

The Mastercraft Company, a closed cor- 
poration controlled by the Rev. Thomas Dixon, 
has made a feature film production of Dr. 
Dixon's book, "The One Woman," directed by 
Reginald Barker, scenario by the author and 
Richard Scbayer, with Charles Kaufman pho- 
tographer. It will be distributed by Select. 

The moral taught by the piece 1b the avoid- 
ance of "free love" as expounded by certain 
branches of socialism. 

A wild-eyed religious fanatic— a clergyman, 
married, with two children, preaches "the 
brotherhood or ffian"TFom his pulpit "and fB 
forced to resign. He appeals to a wealthy 
banker to aid him In . building a new temple 
where he can have free voice in expounding 
his theories. He falls In love with a wealthy 
"vampire," who feeds his personal ego and 
tells his wife he cannot live a lie — that he 
loves the other woman. She pleads with him : 



"I have given you my life— a home— children" 
in response to his "revelation" of a new and 
overwhelming love. 

At this point be receives. a latter from a 
lawyer that a client Is the anonymous donor 
ot 11,000,000 to his new church. He goes to 
the other woman and says : "I love you better 
than life Itself, but we must never see each 
other again." Leaving her, he goes to the hall, 
and on picking up his hat flnda the lawyer's * 
card, and it dawns upon him that the woman 
la the donor. He returns and takes her In bis 
arms. She says: "But your wife?" "Let me 
fight it out alone," he replies, and goes home 
to declare his Intention to abandon his family. 
"Tou would desert the mother of your children 
and take up with another woman Just as any 
common cur would do?" 

His mind Is made up and he won't recede. 
The Temple of Man 1b consecrated, and at 
the opening he announces the other woman as 
his wife, placing a ring upon her finger with- 
out any other ceremony. His wife has always 
been loved by her guardian, who has now been 
elected governor of the state. The banker 1b 
a bachelor who is shy of women, but when 
he meets the vampire Is very much smitten 
and pays her considerable attention. He 
taunts the clergyman with the creed of "tree 
love," to which the clergyman rejoins: "God 
has not made the man who can take her 
.from me." 

The vampire, however, tires of his "yap- 
pings," and now looks with favor upon the 
banker. The war breaks out and the social- 
ists rant against conscription. The clergy- 
man is, with all bis weakness, a patriot, and 
won't permit the antl-oonscrlptlon attitude of 
his associates. As a result he Is driven from 
his chuch by force and rushes to his domicile 
to find the banker embracing the vampire. 
In a terrlflo fight he kills the banker and 
rushes back to his wife, who takes him in. She 
had, meantime, refused to marry the gov- 
ernor, still loving the father of her children. 
On trial for his life, the vampire testifies 
against him and he is convicted and sentenced 
to die. The wife .accompanied by her little 
boy, calls on the governor to plead for a par- 
don. It develops the governor had pressed the 
prosecution . In the hope of winning the good 
woman for his own wife, and finally grants 
the pardon, leaving the clergyman to return^ 
to the bosom of his family. 

Very competently acted, with the borne ele- 
ment strongly depicted by the children, espe- 
cially by little Ben Alexander, the child wbo 
scored so strongly In "Hearts ot the World." 

The picture Is certain to give satisfaction . 
with any audience, but the volume of profit to 
be derived from it is dependent upon the 
ingenuity exercised in persuading a few prom- 
inent, long-haired socialists In rising on their 
hind legB to protest against the photoplay as 
not In keeping with the socialistic teachings. 
The directorial and mechanical end ot the 
production were In able bands; the story is 
strong, but it is in the exploitation that the 
"big money" lies. Jem 

HIS BIRTHRIGHT. 

Haworth Producing Corp. has given Sessue 
Hayakawa a strong theme in the aoove, and 
the young Japanese star makes the most of 
it He is a born picture actor and shows 
striking power In the dramatic climaxes, of 
which there are many. 

Technically, the picture is out ot the or- 
dinary. The direction is one of the outstand- 
ing features. The few trifling faults along 
these HneB will never be noticed by the or- 
dinary film fan. The photography la clear and . 
sharp, with close-ups thrown In here and there 
with telling effect when a point is to be 
driven home. One Is Impressed with the ex- 
teriors. Care has been taken In obtaining the 
right "atmosphere," and the result Is most 
pleasing. Large Japanese gardens and tem- 
ples surrounded by extensive grounds, with 
Jap women and children flitting around, all 
add to the realism. The Interiors are hand- 
some and in keeping with the general pro- 
duction, the whole thing having been done on 
& lavish fic&lo 

The scenario would have been In far better 
taste had It been built around an ordinary 
American citizen, and followed the lines of . 
John Luther Long's story, "Purple Eyes," to 
which It bears some similarity. Instead ot 
making a Rear-Admiral of the United States 
Navy (In uniform) bear the disgrace of being 
confronted with an Illegitimate son, the result 
of a "love affair" with a Japanese girl, when 
he was an ensign, stationed at a port in 
Japan. 

Rear-Admiral Morton and the United States 
Navy is again placed In an unenviable light 
In the picture when certain Government docu- 
ments are stolen from him and find their way 
Into the bands of a female German spy. 

Thrills follow in quick succession, with 
Hayawaka always the central figure. He also 
supplies the comedy. The company support- 
ing the Jap Is a strong one and they handle 
their parts with Intelligence. Applause was 
not lacking the night the picture was seen at 
the Circle. 

A LAW UNTxThERSELF. 

Justine Louise Glaum 

Le Sleur Philippe de Lame. .Joseph F. Dowltng 

Kurt von Klaasner 8. A. DeGrasse 

Bertrand DuRoo Edward Coxen 

Louise Glaum Is aeon to good advantage in 
■ "A -Law Unto Herself.' a Pa rait a feature, and . . 
In a part vastly different from tho "vamps"" 
and scarlet ladles for which she has shown 
such « fondness In the past Here she Is a 
French girl, the daughter ot a rich vine 
grower, who Is In love with Bertrand DuRoo, 
the poor overseer of her father's estate. But 
Kurt von Klaasner comes on the scene and 
presses a suit which is favorably regarded 



by the father of Justine (Louise Glaum). 

Discovering the state of affairs between 
Justine and Bertrand, von Klaasner meets uls 
rival one night and In an altercation runs 
him through with his sword cane. The mur- 
der 1b laid to poachers. So Justine marries 
the German, who becomes manager of the 
estate, and settles down to a browbeaten and 
humdrum existence. 

A baby is born, and Justine devotes her 
time to bringing him up on French ideas and 
traditions. In the meantime she has dis- 
covered that von Klaasner Is the murderer 
of her lover. Then the war breaks out and 
von Klassner goes at once to Berlin, although 
he has hitherto pretended to have become a 
French citizen. Justine tells her son that 
he Is Bertrand's son, they having been mar- 
ried 'shortly before he was killed. The Ger- 
mans come and begin murdering and ravish- 
ing the peasants, even killing Justine's' father, 
but then a larger force of French arrives. 
Von Klassner appearing on tho scene at the • 
same time Is handed over to the French as 
a spy by the boy he thinks his own son. 

Miss Glaum plays with great tensity and 
depth of emotion. She 1b tender and womanly 
and altogether successful In what for her is 
a new type of character. 8. A. DeGrasse is 
excellent, both in appearance and acting, as 
the German. The youth who plays Justino's 
son after be has grown to manhood is an 
eloquent reminder of the far-reaching de- 
pletions of the draft It is a pity that' a 
really good picture should be marred by one 
so unsulted to the role of the stalwart young 
fellow. Part of the success Is dye to re- 
markably good direction. The title means 
nothing. 



SPORTING LIFE. . 

John, Earl of Woodstock Ralph Graves 

Joe Lee.... Warner Richmond 

Miles Vavanagh Charles Bldrldge 

Ma let de Carteret Charles Craig 

Straker. Henry Weal 

Norah Cavanaglr. Constance Blnney 

Kitty Cavanagh Fair Blnney 

Olive de Carteret Wlllette Kershaw 

The film version of Henry Hamilton and 
Seymour Hicks' famous Drury Lane melo- 
drama, "Sporting Lite," made by Maurice 
Tourneur, Is on exhibition this week at the 
RIvoH. A play so full ot action lends Itself 
readily to plcturlslng. It Is full ot suopenslvs 
Interest, the villains being constantly foiled 
at the eleventh hour—or rather second. Ex- 
cellent views are shown of the Earl of Wood- 
stock's English estate, the Gypsy camp, racing 
stable, tallyhos, house party, a olgarette- 
stnoklng vlllalness, the National Sporting Club 



and list a genuine picture ot the famous Eng- 
lish Derby at Epsom. A cumulative, suspense- 
holding scenario was prepared by Wlnthrop 
Kelley. 

Lord Woodstock, a young gentleman sports- 
man, is in financial difficulties, He counts on 
winning the Derby to recoup his losses. Ho 
loves one of the daughters ot his horse trainer 
and the other sister loves too well a young 
- prizefighter who is a protege ot Woodstock. 

The vlllalness and her husband scheme to 
dope the fighter, figuring that Woodstock will 
be so heavily Involved he will be compelled 
to scratch hie Derby entry' This is foiled by 
the stable trainer, but the vlllalness proves 
to the old man the fighter la the betrayer -ot 
his daughter and he, broken-hearted, lends 
himself to the nofarloua plot. Woodstock dub 
challenged tor the fight In tho name ot an un- 
known and, as a last resource, takes the fight- 
er's place in the ring, winning. "I have not 
yet named my man — I name myself." Ills 
horses are walked across London In a fog, a 
collision is "framed" and Lady Love, the 
Derby candidate, is spirited away 'and hidden 
In the cellar of a public house. His fiancee 
starts out to recover the equine and a won- 
derfully effective "shot" showing tho cellar, 
the saloon and the upper story of the public 
house Is flashed. Villain: "If be falls to ap- 
pear at the track we can claim he is dead and 
have bis horse scratched." Meanwhile the 
doped fighter goes to the vlllanness's apart- 
ment and says : "Never shall you trick an- 
other, man as you did me," and chokes her, 
rushing oft believing he has killed her. He 
hides In the Gypsy camp with his mother. 
■ While there he overhears and sees the con- 
federates of the villains kidnap Woodstock. 
He rescues him, they rush oft to the track In 
an auto and arrive Just as the horses are led 
to the post The villain bad already protested 
Woodstock's entry and It seems certain Lady 
Love won't be permitted to run. But Lady 
Love wins and everything ends happily for all 
excepting the plotters. 

Ralph Graves Is a good type for the Earl, 
Charles Craig and Wlllette Kershaw are the 
classy pair of plotters who are foiled and 
the Blnney Sisters (newcomers) are the 
daughters of the trainer. The young girls 
will be liked In pictures but there Is nothing 
In their work In the present feature to Indicate 
they will develop Into world-beaters as screen 
stars. 3''4Js| 

AU things considered, "Sporting Life" will 
make an attractive special release and will 
give satisfaction to any audience. Jolo. 



John Col ton baa been employed by the Ga?l 
Kane Productions to write scenarios for the 
remainder of the pictures for the present 
series now being produced by Miss Gail. 




COMING! 

The Triangle Distributing Corporation 
announces the early release of 



"Tony America 91 

with a notable cast featuring 

Francis McDonald 

as Tony, the Italian lad, whose starved 
soul battles the verdicts of the master 
merchant and finds solace in paternal 
love. 

Directed by Thomas N. Heffron 

McDonald's masterful interpretation 
of the star role in this picture, rich in 
pathos and sentiment, assures a box- 
office attraction that will boost your 
profits. 

Invest your savings in W. S. S. 

Triangle Distributing Corporation 

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PECK'S BAD GIRL. 

Minnie Peck Mabel Norm«nd 

Dick Earle Foxe 

Hortense Martlnot Cortnne Barker 

Miss Olivia Blanche Davenport 

Adam Raskell Leslie Hunt 

Peck E. M. Favor 

Pearson Edwin Biurets 

"Walker Joseph Granby 

A capital picture, and one showing Mabel 
Normand off to greatest advantage Is "Peck's 
Bad Girl," a Goldwyn feature seen at private 
showing. It la not only funny, In a healthy, 
old-fashioned way, but It Is also quite melo- 
dramatic In spots and then, by way of va- 
riety, a pretty little love element Is Injected. 

Minnie Peck Is a very bad girl indeed. She 
Interferes with tbs hose of the village fire de- 
partment to the discomfiture of the fire lad- 
dies, and she puts a sign on the bank which 
results in a run on that stable Institution. 
Saved from reform school by the friendly in- 
tercession of a -kind-hearted woman, she se- 
cures a position as model with Miss Hortense 
Martlnot, a modiste from New York. She. 
makes a comedy model. Indeed, alternately 
affronting Hortense's customers and falling 
over ber train. She also engages in a flirta- 
tion with Dick, a city stranger, who has coma 
to the village to sell fake Jewelry. Going to 
the shop one night on a forgotten errand she 
discovers two "slick" looking men tunneling 
from cellar to cellar on their way to the 
vaults of the bank. Hortense enters at this 
Juncture In a most suspicious manner, and it 
dawns upon Minnie that shs Is Intent upon 
making a get-away herself, and is In league 
wltb the robbers. So Minnie makes her em- 
ployer s prisoner in the closet, and with the 
timely aid of Dick captures the men. Dick 
turns out to have been on the trail of the 
gang, while Minnie finds herself a heroine. 
And then Dick puts a ring with a real stone 
on ber finger. 

Miss Normand Is one of the best comedien- 
nes on the screen, and there are few artists 
who can get a laugh with quicker readiness. 
In "Peck's Bad Girl" she baa a vehicle un- 
commonly well suited to ber peculiar talents). 
Earle Foxe as Dick renders good support, 
and Corinne Barker as the wily Hortense 
could not have been better cast. All the 
village characters are admirably played, and 
the direction is perfect. The village, built In 
the Goldwyn yard at Fort Lee, Is a triumph. 



JUST FOR TONIGHT. 

Theodore Whitney, Jr. Tom Moore 

Betty Blake.. Lucy Fox 

Crandall Henry Sedley 

Major Blackburn Henry Hallam 

Theodore Whitney, Br Robert Broderlck 

Lady Roxenbam Ethel Grey Terry 

Detective Chase Edwin Sturgls 

Butler Pbll Ryley 

Mrs. Blackburn Maude Turner Gordon 

Theodore Whitney, Jr. (Tom Moore), In 
"Just for Tonlgbt" (Goldwyn). lets himself In 
for all sorts of adventures when be goes seek- 
ing the acquaintance of a pretty girl who 
lives somewhere near New York In a great 
country bouse, whisking over the country roads 
In a rakish looking car. And Theodore should 
have been trying to recover an old stock 
certificate, really the property of bis father, 
■which decorates the walls of a road house 
and which has recently recovered Its former 
value. But Theodore will go philandering and 
the certificate disappears. These things hap- 
pen in the picture, and much more. 

Betty Blake, who young Wbltney admires, 
lives with her uncle. Major Blackburn. There 
having been a Jewel robbery In the bouse, 
and Betty having been seen talking to a 
strange looking man In the shrubbery, she Is 
looked upon as the culprit by the detectives. 
They are immediately dismissed, but an Insur- 
ance company decides to send a sleuth to tbs 
Major's house on Us own book, and In the guise 
of an English lord. Knowing the detective as- 
signed to the Job, young Whitney pays him one 
- thousand dollars to let blm bave^the Job. He 
goes to the bouse as Lord Roxenham and Is 
cordially received. But the butler soon' de- 
tects the deception and telephones to New 
York for a woman supposed to be the real 
Lady Roxenbam and wife of the man Whit- 
ney Is Impersonating. Lady Roxenbam comes, 
but she and Whitney decide to carry on the 
deception for the evening. In the night 
Whitney finds his supposed wife stealing 
a necklace from the safe, and after arous- 
ing the house discovers that she and the 
butler are a notorious pair of thieves. And 
Betty produces the certificate, wblcb ac- 
counts for her conversations wltb the mys- 
terious man. And Whitney marries Betty, 
which all the fans know will happen from the 
start. 

Tom Moore is happily cast as the winning, 
fearless Whitney, and Lucy Fox as Betty Is 
an admirable foil. 

Good support and good direction help in 
making this an excellent picture. 



BY HOOK OR CROOK. 

Frederic Prltchard Carlyle Black-well 

Gloria Ncvins.... Evelyn Greeley 

Frederic Prltchard, Sr Jsck Drumler 

Mrs. Prltchard Jennie Ellison 

Aunt Marie Nora Cecil 

Smlthson Frank Donne 

Mr*. NevlnsY.. .".Tl.'iTiV; .".V.: v. '.Alice Cbapin 
Henry Arnold... Henry Warwick 

Amusing five-reel World comedy, In which 
Csrlyle Blackwell and Evelyn Greeley are fea- 
tured. These two young stars are always seen 
to better advantage In this type of photoplay. 

The story while Improbable Is interesting and 
there are many laughs distributed. The pho- 



tography Is clear and sharp, with pleasing ex- 
teriors, the lndocr scenoa are all that the lis- 
ture requires. While there are a number of 
close-ups the pictures of the two start are lot 
constantly thrown on the screen, merely with 
the Idea of getting Into tbs "light." 

Frederic Prltchard (Mr. Blackwell) the son 
of a wealthy father who bas never had to work 
and abhors anything which might suggest ex- 
ertion, Is very funny at times, particularly 
when his father Is about to cut him off. Toung 
Prltchard receives the calling down with a 
mixture of penitence and boredom and takes 
his father seriously. The result Is he decides 
to become a burglar. 

One of the best characters Is Smlthson, the 
butler (Frank Doane). He Is always at bis 



■aster's sail, tad also his partner la hla salt- 
alght exploits while be Is burglarlag. 

THE BRAZEN BEAUTY. 

An exaggerated Universal comedy— almost 
a farce— featuring Prlscllla Doan, seen at the 
Circle. The story Is far-fetched, but this does 
not altogether detract from Its amusing fea- 
tures. There Is line photograph and the 
settings are handsome. 

Miss Dean Is an orphan, left wltb untold 
millions; her father, a Montana silver miner, 
having died during ber Infancy. The early 
scenes show her life In s mining town of 
which she soon grows tired. From the second 
reel on, tells of bar efforts to conquer New 



Tork and Inject harself Into a certain country 
elub colony. , 

She Is a wild, untamed creature, but able to 
get away with some daring exploits because of 
her wealth. She believes In calling a spade a 
spads, and when one young man proposes to 
her, Informs him when she marries she is 
going to wed a man and not a degenerate. She 
gives him a right hook and sends him about 
his business. 

But Prlscllla Is finally tamed by the man of 
ber choice and In the final scene they are In 
a clinch. 

There are many amusing situations and 
. "The Braien Beauty" 'should be a good pro- 
gram feature. It is clean and full of good, 
healthy laughs. 



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That Never RunsJDrv? 




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theatres. 

To be successful, a theatre must be furnished with 
a constant stream of uniformly good motion pictures. 
Month in and month out the stream must continue. 

An "in and out" stream makes an "in and out" theatre- 
holding nobody's good will, nobody's steady patronage. 

The Paramount and Artcraft exhibitor has put his mill on a 
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COAST FILM NEWS. 

By OUT PRICE. 

Lob Amelee, Sept 14. 
Leo Plerson baa been engaged aa Juvenile 
of the National Film Corporation. 

Walter Edwards baa decided to ran again 
(or alderman of Culver City. 

Frank Beresford la back at his desk at tbe 
Siando after a rest In tbe mountains. 



Sidney Barton,, of tbe Klnema 
wearing an American uniform. 



staff. Is 



H. Tipton Steck Is back at Universal writ- 
ing continuity. 

Jaek Ferrln baa joined Triangle playing 
staff. 



Jack Hulball bas signed a six months' con- 
tract to appear In Paramount pictures. 

Jack Cunningham baa been engaged to write 
the continuity on Frank Keenan's new screen 
Play. 

Engene Lewis is tbe new assistant scenario 
editor at Triangle. 

William Parker, the author, baa taken up 
bis residence in Los Angeles. 

Catherine ' MacDonald has been engaged by 
Cecil De Mille. 



Monte M. Katterjoon. has received word that 
bis brother, Fred Katterjohn, arrived safely 
In Siberia. 



"Hobbs In a Hurry" is tbe first of the Wil- 
liam Russell Productions, Inc., to be released 

under tbe new arrangement made recently with 
tbe Paths exchanges. Stephen Fox Is the 
author. 



Carmel Myers bas been extended an Invlta- 
*ton to Japan by tbe Yega Sekal, a Japanese 
magazine which recently conducted a contest 
In which Mies Myers received 209,000 votes 
more than her nearest competitor. 



A stranger from Iowa approached C. Gard- 
ner Sullivan, Ince's premier photoplaywright. 
"Who wrote tiiat book?" he asked. 
"Bret Harte," replied Sullivan. 
•Who's he?— Bill Hart's little brother?" 



Alma Rubens, who recently filed suit against 
her husband, Franklyn Farnum, for divorce, 
entering charges of cruel treatment soon after 
the wedding, camouflaged the case under the 
title, "Alma Smith vs. William Smith. The 
suit is still pending. 



Thomas H. Ince has broken tbe irround on 
his new half-million dollar studio which is to 
be erected one mile from the Triangle studio 
at Culver City. George Washington's Mount 
Vernnn home will be reproduced la the archi- 
tecture. 



The next super-production wblcb tbe Na- 
tional Is contemplating as a follow-up on 
"Tarsan of the Apes" and tbe "Romance of 
Tarzan," Is said to be one of the moat sensa- 
tional and daring ever screened. Tbe studio 
management Is shrouding the plana for the 
production In the deepest mystery. 

OPERATORS D. S. C. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 18. 

Cincinnati picture operators are, ifr. 
the lanRuage-of the poet, ''all -swelled 
up." One of their number, Cecil M. 
Murray, aged 30, of 306 West 7th street, 
has been awarded the distinguished 
service cross by General Pershing. 

He came here from Hamilton, O., 
and was drafted Dec. 10. He has a 
wife and little daughter in Cincinnati. 



INCORPORATIONS. 



Ackenman Film Production, Manhat- 
tan; $50,000; C. R. Ackerman, J. C. B. 
Iden, R. L. Noah. 300 W. 94th St., New 
York. 

William Street Amuemeat Co* of Buf- 
falo; 16,000; I. P. Scliofleld, P. Franks, M. 
Rauchstadt, Buffalo, N. Y. . 

Joseph Friedburflr, Manhattan; pictures; 
$10,000; T. F. McMahon. B. C. Elliott, J. 
Friedburg, 414 W. 10th Street, New York. 

J. W. w. Co., Manhattan, theatricals 
and pictures; $10,000; D. Lewie, J. & M. 
Weber, 1416 Broadway, New York. 



William Duncan bas begun work on a new 
Vitagraph serial. Edith Johnson will be his' 
leading woman. 

Sylvia Bremer has filed suit for divorce from 
her husband, Edwin W. Morrison, a theatrical 
manager of Australia. 

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Waldemar Young has returned to Universal, 
where he will write original stories and con- 
tinuity. 

Henry Walthall has received a letter from 
his brother, stating that he was Beverly 
wounded at the Battle of the Marne. 

Neva Qerber made a talk a few nights ago 
at tbe Symphony Theatre— her first local ap- 
pearance, i 



Director William Cbaudet has returned from 
San Diego Canyon, whither he went to direct 
. Billle Rhodes in mountain scenes. 



"Scraps of Paper" Is the name of Fatty 
Arbuckle's forthcoming propaganda picture, 
written by Adam Hull, Leaky publicity man. 

Betty Compson, Monroe Salisbury's newest 
leading woman, will be seen first In "Breathes 
There a Man," now In course of production. 
The story originally appeared in Scrlbner's. 

Henry B. Waltball's last picture will be 

produced by the National, by special arrange- 
ment with N. W. Aronson. Walthall will soon 
leave the screen for the legitimate. 



MONTREAL'S NEW HOUSE. 

Montreal, Sept. 18. 

The new Allen, opened to capacity 
Monday with Griffith's "Hearts of the 
World." 

The Allen is the first theatre built 
in the Notre Dame de Grace Ward, 
and is the latest of a string of 20 the- 
atres organized for Canada by the Al- 
len Theatre Enterprises. 

It has a seating capacity of 1,000 and 
is handsomely decorated. 

The* manager is H. C. La Marr, for- 



merly of the vaudeville team of La 
Marr and La Marr. 

The orchestra of 20 pieces is under 
the direction of H. Thorpe. 



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MOTHER DIED AT CHILD BIRTH. , 

Los Angeles, Sept. 18. 

The picture people have been im- 
measurably saddened through the 
death of Mrs. Eddie Cline, who died 
following the birth of a child. 

The bereaved husband is a director 
with Mack Sennet. 



DWGRIFFITH'S 




The Great Love i«. San, Francisco 



"THE SEASON'S BEST 
PICTURE" 



Eugene J. Roth, manager of the California Theatre, one 
of the most successful photoplay houses in Americafhad 
the first run showing of "The Great Love" in San Fran- 
cisco. He wired Mr. Griffith as follows : 

"Our California Theatre has contracted for ex- 
clusive first showing in San Francisco for all of the 
D. W. Griffith features. The tremendous ovation 
"The Great Love" received and the unanimous 
opinion expressed to the effect that it was the sea- 
son's best picture is most gratifying to us. Accept 
congratulations." 

D. W. Griffith's first Artcraft picture, "The Great Love," 
has been a tremendous success everywhere shown, regardless 
of locality. Though its premiere showings took place In 
the hottest month of the year, the theatres were thronged 
at every performance. 

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MOVING PICTURES 



AMONG THE WOMEN 



By PATSY SMITH 



Nothing new on the Riverside bill 
this week and nothing big enough to 
draw any great applause even from the 
holiday audience Monday matinee. Ed- 
die Borden appeared to be the biggest 
hit, but he stole a few bows at that. 
Francis Renault's reappearance in 
vaudeville here was marked with no 
particular novelty and despite his elab- 
orate wardrobe he should cut the line 
in the program calling attention to its 
purported or intrinsic value now that 
he is playing before intelligent audi- 
ences whose eyes are well open to ex- 
travagant stage expenditure. A white 
Spanish shawl dress with one sleeve 
and part of rose bodice showing and a 
bizarre rose covered wire hoop ar- 
rangement over all, was worn at the 
opening. A grandmother costume, of 
blue silver brocade, lengthened with a 
deep flounce of lace — the same falling 
in a cascade down the back, was en- 
hanced with tiny garlands and blue 
malines. With a silver iridescent 
gown, the train and one side drapery 
of black velvet, a fan of black ostrich 
feathers and white aigrettes was car- 
ried and a bird of paradise flashed 
bravado from a huge unbecoming head- 
gear. The bicycle seems to have been 
exhausted by the trick cyclist, for Min- 
nie Kauffman (of Chinko and Co.), one 
of the best women cyclists extant, is 
doing nothing new in the way of rou- 
tine of tricks. 

Mollie Fuller displayed a smart little 
round hat, the crown studded with bril- 
liants and her well advertised "Evange- 
line" nether extremities. Stella Mayhew 
entertained in a simple blue voile with 
lace drop skirt, and Florence La Due, 
champion lady roper, wore a plum satin 
shirt with velvet skirt. The women in 
the Bert Baker act were in white crepe 
embroidered in red and biege jersey 
cloth stitched in dark blue or black. 



- Even the girl ushers were boosting 
the show at the Fifth Avenue Monday 
night, which listened well at the start 
and finished' with their recommenda- 
tions well justified. There were eight 
vaudeville acts not counting the patri- 
otic song contestants, and it was all 
over at 10.30, making a short but sweet 
entertainment for that house. Two sis- 
ter acts and two male teams didn't look 
so well on the bills, but panned out all 
right. Jimmie Foley (formerly of 
O'Neil and Foley), who has replaced 
Jimmy Casson with the Sherlock Sis- 
ters, overworked the stunts in his danc- 
ing specialty and was winded for the 
singing that followed. The girls open- 
ed in modernized Chinese costumes and 
closed in geranium brocade velvet and 
net over wistaria foundations. A cute 
little soubret dress, evidently new, was 
of pink brilliant cloth and had an or- 
chid georgette panel front, pink and 
orchid bloomers and pink lace trimmed 
tarn. A little less affectation would 
help these girls, particularly in their 
singing numbers. 

The pretty De Wolf Girls, formerly 
known as Georgetta and Capitola, pre- 
sented a delightful novelty act. They 
opened as Little Red Riding Hood in 
front of a wood drop and told of the 
mistake of the story book maiden — 
that her clothes were all wrong and 
proceeded to show how pretty things 
would have transformed her. A gray 
silk panorama drop bordered with blue 
birds enclosed a dainty bedroom'set, 
bright with rose design cretonne, the 
girls in nighties, just slipping out of 
their beds. Turquoise negligees with 
bluebirds printed" on" them and scarf 
caps, white cloth riding-habit for the 
morning gallop and a demure tucked 
gray georgette with bonnet to match 
followed each other quickly. For "rag 
time tea" they were in pink chiffon 
overskirts embroidered in blue over 



panel fronts of alternatebands of pink 
silk and lace frills— long loose sleeves 
of same and big chapeaux of combined 
materials. Handsome rose brocade and 
silver cloth wraps with oriental hems 
and linings of blue were worn for a 
restaurant verse and pretty waltz, and, 
as the day over, the girls are seen in 
lace coatees and sheer pink pajamas. 
They are capable dancers and have 
pleasing voices aside from the origi- 
nality of their offering. 
. What wonderful hair (quite to her 
knees) and what a consumate little 
perch artist is the little Jap girl of 
Osaki and Takil After discarding her 
heavy velvet mandarin coat, she works 
in spotless white silk blouse and tights 
with the freedom and sureness of a 
male artist. 

The woman of Mason and Gwynne 
wears a buff cloth Russian suit trimmed 
with brown fur and a brown skin 
makeup. She sings, whistles and imi- 
tates something, it isn't clear just what, 
and removes her gloves in the middle 
of act for fear her makeup may be mis- 
urderstood. 

Last, but not least of the women, is 
Doris Dare. First in saxe blqe and 
gold scroll brocade, the loose traight 
bodice sparkling with a design in bril- 
liants and a little flat plac, perched atop 
her well coiffeured head, tied with sil- 
ver ribbons, then in silver cloth re- 
splendent with bands of iridescents, 
she is smartly attractive. Her punch 
song and dress, however, is worn last. 
In rose velvet, its long train and vest 
front, solid with ruby sequins, and hair 
powdered at sides, she sings of the 
woman who wants to keep young. 

The most conspicuous feature of the 
latest Artcraft production, "Johanna 
Enfists" is the work of the title sheet 
writer. The author of them (be they 
original or culled from the book) hands 
out many laughs the action does not 
really call for. Mary Pickford is quite 
at her best in the character of the 
country slavey, whose brain is weary 
of the monotony of things as her body 
is of the incessant drudgery. With face 
artistically freckled, she will appeal to 
every freckle-faced boy and girl film 
fan. After praying for a beau and 
getting a whole regiment who shower 
attentions upon her, the soul of vanity 
is awakened. Her tight braids are let 
down and curled— freckle bleaches ap- 
plied and milk baths indulged in and, 
with chameleon-like rapidity she 
changes from ugly cotton dresses to 
well fitting frocks. A guimp dress was 
particularly pretty. The waist was 
flowered material and the tight skele- 
ton bodice and plaited apron skirt was 
of serge or some other light cloth. A 
wide belt of patent leather encircled 
her waist. Some of the scenes were 
taken with the 143rd California Coast 
Artillery, of which the little film star 
is official godmother. Miss Pickford 
appears to be growing more human in 
her characterizations — not just "too 
sweet to live"— perhaps it's the freckles 
that make her appear so. 

It is not possible to describe in 
decent language the nauseating at- 
tempt at comedy indulged in by the 
principals of Robinson's "Parisian 
Flirts." The name of the offering is 
"The Wild Lovers." Billy Clark and 
Al Raymo were the leading offenders, 
abetted by May Bernhardt and Hallie 
Randolph. Jocko, the ape, played by 
Marion Benson, is a mere plant for 
the lewd business and talk. Miss Bern- 
hardt appeared to be amusing herself 
rather than the audience, and showed 
the same unconcern in her dressing. 
Two satin sport suits were plain and 
ordinary for stage wear. Hallie Ran- 
dolph carried her costumes well but 
spoiled their effectiveness with a hat 



or feather that didn't belong. 

Jerry Flemming, the plump blonde 
soubret, rushed through her lines at 
times. A little more initiative was ex- 
pected from her. She should cut out 
"cart wheels" or go in training for 
them. Freda Lehr deserves credit for 
the only legitimate entertainment 
handed out, aside from Chas. Robinson 
himself. A tall, fine looking young 
woman, she has a good voice and de- 
livery and makes the best appearance 
of all despite the showy clothes and 
bold display of ego of the other 
women. 

As for the chorus, they are young, 
good looking, and slender. * The only 
one above the average size h»i dig- 
nity and can read lines as well as any 
of the principals. They open as sum- 
mer girls in turquoise voile and lace 
frocks and big flower decked picture 
hats. For "Peaches Down in Georgia" 
they are in peacock blue satin cape 
coats relieved with white satin collars 
and blue and white satin rolled brim 
tarns. A half dozen in high heels, to 
make-them taller evidently, wear men's 
ffannels and blue satin coats. They 
modestly adhere to skirts and pants 
throughout — only one girl appearing in 
fleshings— supposedly returning from 
an ocean dip. The conventional cos- 
tumes and fair appearance of the tout 
ensemble, together with the broadly 
suggestive dialog and its brazen de- 
livery (with no attempt to cover by 
double entente) makes an incongru- 
ous offering to say the least, and it's 
safe to say, there will be a general 
disinfecting of the business and talk 
before it travels far. 



Paul Schindler told me one time, 
while he was directing a certain mu- 
sical comedy, that he never could ap- 
preciate the work of a certain dancer ' 
in the show, as he had to look at her 
big prop smile every performance and 
it got on his nerves. Just so, Mae Mur- 
ray's cameraman must be tired of 
facing pouty lips saying "prunes" and 
"prisms" and "baby stares." "Modern 
Love" tells of a chorus girl model who 
walks the straight and narrow, without 
a temptation of any sort to stumble 
over.— which doesn't sound like the 
brand of modern love the public are 
familiar with. It is full of absurdities, 
but the greatest of all is Miss Murray's 
attempt to play an ingenue with an 
expression that beautifully expressed 
deep interest in nothing, save her own 
personal looks. 

If Barney Gerard's "Follies of the 
Day" isn't a success this season, it 
won't be because they haven't the ma- 
terial. Chester Nelson even funnier 
than last year holds up the comedy of 
the show and the individual hit was 
made by an unprogramed little woman 
with a big voice — who stepped in the 
production in the cabaret scene in the 
last act. Harry Welsh and the leader, 
Andy Harer (who sings in the orches- 
tra pit) as well as much of the busi- 
ness in the pawnshop scene in the 
first act, are from the American Bur- 
lesquers offering of last year. "Pawn- 
broking de Luxe." 

Gertrude Hayes doesn't stand out 
quite so strongly in the show as last 
season, in fact does not make the 
attempt but divides honors witb the 
rest of the women, even with some 
of the chorus. Mildred Laurie, Ger- 
trude Saffin and Pauline Harer lead 
some numbers capably. With a royal 
blue and green net trimmed with blue 
sequins and ostrich fringe, at her 
opening, Miss Hayes wears a lattice, 
fan-shaped headgear, of jet and tiny 
light green ostrich tips. A scarlet vel- 
vet, high waist, topped a white satin 

draped skirt which had a broad band 
of white fur at bottom. Her beaded 
zouave with its crystal fringe and cop- 
per fishscale oriental trousers, sug- 
gested a mermaid as much as an orien- 
tal. Transparent black lace, the high 
long sleeved bodice unlined and the 



double skirt showing a drop of white 
was her most effective display. 

Maybelle Courtney, a pretty dimpled 
blond, wore a most becoming good- *' 
looking black lace poke hat with a 
black satin afternoon dress. Flat white 
flowers, were appliqued on its velvet 
crown. A rose velvet gown -had a 
huge design on the front in black se- 
quins and a green satin had its wide 
panel back, caught up on one side of 
skirt with an ornament of pearls and 
opalesques. Del Duvall is the spright- 
ly half of a Sister team. She was cute 
and attractive in rose and green sequin 
ripple frock, and in pink and blue net, 
but wore an awful looking affair with 
black silk old lady's jacket in the Avia- 
tion Field scene. Sister Viola, taller 
and pretty but not so full of pep, wore 
her best frock first— a blue satin with 
scalloped bottom, edged with tiny sil- 
ver flowers. For their specialty in the 
last act they were in gold net and lace 
with baby bonnets of pink and blue, 
flourishing big chous and streamers 
of malines. The little "unknown" 
wore her bobbed hair curled and tur- 
quoise mousseline de soie sleeves and 
drapery over a frilly skirt of various 
shades of chiffon: 

The chorus includes live, good-look- 
ing girls. Oriental costumes were a 
feature as last year. At the opening 
they were in maize sport silk outfits 
lengthened with little lace frills, the 
fronts splitting open showing pink 
satin bloomers. For the "Bagdad" 
number blue silk zouaves and hip drap- 
ery were combined with orange bod- 
ies arid at the finale of the first act, 
spectacular frocks of black and white 
were worn. The little girls had "lamp" 
shade" skirts edged with sequin trim- 
ming, pink bodies and bloomers with 
medaliors of black lace and sequins 
and pink turban topped with loops of 
black gold-edged ribbon. The taller 
girls had skirts of black ribbons (show- 
ing fleshings through) finished with 
big flounce of black net,. gold braid and 
tiny flowers, and wore pink hats with 
wide black ribbon running from crown 
to edge of brim. Novelty material was 
employed for finale— white silk printed 
with a design that might have been 
a flying fish in various colors. Full 
pantaloons were shirred on the sides 
finishing in a frill and spangled gir- 
dles and odd-shaped toques completed 
a rather freakish picture. 



ANGLING FOR "PEG." • 

After announcing the purchase of 
the screen rights to "Peg O' My Heart" 
from Oliver Morosco, Louis B. Mayer, 
manager for Anita Stewart, is now 
understood to be in negotiation with 
Hartley Manners to the same end 

According to the story, Manners is 
now willing to release the play for 
pictures for $50,000 cash and one-half 
the profits. 

C. F. Zittel, acting for the Interna- 
tional, is also anxious to secure the 
picture rights to "Peg" for Marion 
Davies. 



ALMA RUBENS CRITICAL 

Los Angeles, Sept. 18. 
Alma Rubens, the picture star, is 
critcally ill. Her physicians have aban- 
doned hope of her recovery. 



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JACK CUNNINGHAM 

Stan* Writer Robert Brunton Studios, 
Lob Angeles 

Recent Release* for Barritcale, Keenan, 
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GREAT ARRAY OF STAR FILMS 
TO BOOM L IBERTY LOAN DRIVE 

Entire Industry Goes in Generously for Special Stunts by 

Its Principal Players to Give Coming Bond Campaign 

Much Screen Publicity— Picture Plana for 

"Drive" All Set. 



Plans for the motion picture indus- 
try's distribution of its pictures for the 
forthcoming Liberty Loan drive have 
been perfected. They are as fo)lows: 

1.— Each company shall distribute, 
through all of its offices in the United 
States, the prints in which its own 
• stars appear. 

2.— Prints of any subject made by a 
company or individual not possessing 
a distributing organization, will be 
handled by any distributing organiza- 
tion selected by such company or in- 
dividual. 

3.— Each office of each distributing 
organization will be held strictly ac- 
countable by its Home Office for book- 
ing solid during the four weeks of the 
drive each print delivered to it. 

4.— At the conclusion of the drive, 
' each branch office of each distributing 
organization shall immediately forward 
to its Home Office the original book- 
ing sheets showing the specific thea- 
tres and the dates for which each print 
was on exhibition, as well as the dates 
for which each print was in transit, 
such booking sheets to be .delivered 
by you, and by you transmitted to the 
Treasury Department. 

5.— No charge shall be made directly 
or indirectly to any exhibitor for the 
exhibition of any Liberty Loan prints, 
nor shall the exhibitor be asked to 
pay express charges either way. 

6. — Express charges shall be paid by 
the distributing organization ; each ex- 
change shall maintain an accurate rec- 
ord thereof, and at the conclusion of 
the drive, forward the record, sup- 
ported by vouchers, to its Home Office 
so that the company may . be re-im- 
bursed by the Treasury Department. 

7.— No exhibitor shall be permitted 
to book one subject for more than one 
day, nor shall any exhibitor be per- 
mitted to obtain a repeat booking for 
any subject. 

8. — Uniform instructions shall be sent 
. by the Home Office of each distribut- 
ing organization to its respective of- 
fices, such instructions to be prepared 
by your committee, and to be published 
in the trade papers. 

9. — The Government is to determine 
the number of prints to be made from 
each negative. 

10.— Each distributing organization 
shall determine the division of such 
prints among its respective offices, ac- 
cording to the nature of the terri- 
tories, and the number of prints re- 
quired for each. 

The features vo be released are Wil- 
liam S. Hart in "A Bullet for Berlin" ; 
Norma Talmadge in "A Liberty Loan 
Appeal" ; Harold Lockwood in "Liberty 
Bond Jimmy"; "Fatty" Arbuckle in "A 
Liberty Loan Appeal" ; Edith Storey in 
"Edith's Victory for Democracy"; 
Emily Stevens in "Building for Democ- 
racy"; Mae Murray in "The Taming of 
Kaiser Bull" ; Kalem's all-star company 
in "My Country"; Sessue Hayakawa in 
"Banzai"; (Hurrah); Wallace Reid in 
"His Extra Bit"; William Farnum in 
"A Liberty Loan Film"; George M. 
Cohan in "A Liberty Loan Appeal"; 
Corinne Griffith in "A Wise Purchase"; 
Goldwyri V ait-'sfar cast :"iri "Stake : Uncle 
Sam to Play Your Hand" ; Gladys Les- 
lie in "Sylvia's Last Pledge"; Lillian 
Gish in "A Liberty Loan Appeal"; 
Dustin Farnum in "Ready Money Ring- 
field"; Elsie Ferguson in "The Spirit 
That Wins"; Charles Ray in "A Liberty 



Loan Plea"; Dorothy Dal ton in "A. 
Liberty Loan Appeal"; Enid Bennett 
in "A Liberty Loan Appeal"; The Mack 
Sennett Stars in "It's a Cinch"; Alice 
Brady in "A Liberty Loan Appeal"; 
William Faversham in "A Liberty Loan 
Appeal"; Alice Joyce in The Choice"; 
Marguerite Dark in "The Biggest and 
the Littlest Lady in the World"; Mary 
Pickford in "100 Percent American"; 
Douglas Fairbanks in "Sic 'Em, Sam"; 
George Beban in "When It Strikes 
Home"; Harry T. Morey and Betty 
Blythe in -The Grouch"; Earte Wil- 
liams and Clara Whipple in "A Liberty 
Loan Appeal"; William Duncan in "The 
Decision"; Charlie Chaplin in "The 
Bond"; Mr. and Mrs. Cidney Drew in 
"Financing the Fourth"; Mine. Nazi- 
mova in "A Woman of France." 



LOAN FILMS SHOWN. 

The first showing of the Fourth Lib- 
erty Loan films was held before an 
invited audience at the Rivoli Tuesday 
morning. It was given under the direc- 
tion of the Liberty Loan Committee. 
The pictures have been made at the 
expense of, and are contributed by, 
the various picture corporations 
throughout the country. A number of 
the pictures have been donated by the 
stars themselves. They consist of 
short stories, some comic, some seri- 
ous, each carrying a plea for the Lib- 
erty Loan. The duty of the citizen to 
buy is emphasized, as well as the bene- 
fits- to be derived. Some grim pictures 
are shown, illustrating just how seri- 
ous the situation is. 

There will be 40 pictures in all and 
these will be shown in all picture the- 
atres, the agencies distributing them 
free of charge. The distribution will 
be under the auspices of the National 
Committee of the Motion Picture In- 
dustry appointed to co-operate with 
the Treasury Department i Adolph 
Zukor is chairman. 

The use of the Rivoli was donated 
by Lieutenant Samuel Rothapfel, U. S. 
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RE MISS YOUNG. 

Lewis J. Selznlck, president of Select, 
sent a registered letter to the trade 
papers contradicting a purported in- 
terview published in the "Trade Re- 
view," with Harry I. Garson. in which 
the statement is made that Garson se- 
cured a contract giving to him the 
right to sell outright pictures starring 
Clara Kimball Young for a period of 
four years. 

Mr. Selznick adds that the C. K. Y. 
Film Corporation, of which Select owns 
the entire capital stock, has an ex- 
clusive contract for the services of 
Miss Young for a period of several 
years and that Select is the exclusive 
distributor of pictures starring Miss 
Young. 

KILLED BY AUTO. 

San Francisco, Sept. 18. 

Mrs. Ruth Darling Franklin, formerly 
in pictures, 22 years old, and wife of 
Chester M. Franklin, was crushed, and. 
killed by an automobile as she waited 
for a street car here last week. 

Chester Franklin, now in the Ser- 
vice, was formerly a film director at 
Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Darling was a niece of Edwin 
A. Morris, manager of the Hippodrome. 



BROKERAGE CLAIM ON "TARZAN." 

- Harry A. Palmer is suing the Na- 
tional Film Corporation of Virginia, 
for the recovery of 500 pounds sterling, 
or $2,400 in American money, which he 
alleges he was supposed to receive as, 
brokerage feel for the disposition of 
the foreign rights to the National Film 
Corporation's feature, "Tarzan of the 
Apes." 

According to papers ready to be 
signed, the National people, acting 
through Palmer, who is a broker, 
agreed to concede the British rights to 
the Stoce Film Company, Ltd., for five 
years for 3,500 pounds sterling as in- 
itial part' payment, with the under- 
standing the Stoce people were to dis- 
tribute the film, as many prints as 
necessary, to all theatres possible with- 
in the United Kingdom. 

The Stoce interests were to keep the 
first 11,000 pounds, gained as revenue 
from the film. All moneys derived af- 
ter that for the rental of "Tarzan" to 
exhibitors within the United Kingdom, 
were to be equally divided between the 
producing firm, the National and the 
distributing firm, the Stoce people. 

It appears that after Palmer had 
gone to all this trouble in arranging 
terms, the National interests unexpec- 
tedly obtained a better offer from an- 
other British distributing firm, and 
called this former arrangement off. 

Palmer, however, claims his broker- 
age fee, on the ground of services ren- 
dered and no value received. The case 
comes up next month. 



CHICAGO'S PATRIOTIC FILMS. 

Chicago, Sept. 18. 

Chicago is full up these days with 
official and semi-official patriotic pic- 
tures, and the business they are doing 
is an indication of the city's temper. 

Among the patriotic films are ''Ame- 
rica's Answer* "Crashing Through to 
Berlin." "Why America Will Win. s "To 
Hell With the Kaiser," "Joan of Platts- 
burg," "My Own United States,", "Over 
the Top," "For the Freedom of the 
World* "The Beast of Berlin" and 
others. 



SUING FOR SHARE OF PROFITS. 

Edward Clark's suit against Arthur 
Hammerstein and the Advance Motion 
Picture Corporation comes up for trial 
within a fortnight. 

Through his counsel, Nathan Burkan, 
the plaintiff asserts that according to 
contracts signed last year, he, as the 
author, had half interest in the picture 
rights in his play, "De Luxe Annie," 
which Hammerstein sold, but for which 
be only paid the author $1,500, but a 
small portion of all the monies that 
Hammerstein received for the picture 
rights. 

With the release of the film— which 
had Norma Talmadge in the title role— 
Hammerstein, as owner of. the world 
rights, sold the picture rights to the 
Advance people, receiving a percentage 
royalty for them. 

Edward Clark, the author, signed a 
contract with Hammerstein who orig- 
inally produced it on the stage, where- 
by during the course of the legitimate 
version, the plaintiff was to receive as 
royalties, the 5 per cent, on the first 
$5,000, 7*A per cent, on the next $2,000, 
etc. Under the picture rights is was 
agreed the author was to have one-half 
interest 

DRILLING USHERS. 

Chicago, Sept. 18. 
The military idea has spread to the 
picture theatre. With the opening of 
the new Riviera, there will be engaged 
a corp of ushers who will be attired 
in full military regalia, and who will 

salute, patrons il they usher them to 
seats. 

In order that the thing may be done 
right, Lieut. W. E. Howett has been 
engaged to drill the young women so 
that they may conduct themselves with 
precision and in accordance with mili- 
tary tactics. v 



LAEMMLE TAKES SYMPHONY. 
4 The Symphony theatre in the former 
ice rink of Thomas Healy's restaurant 
at Broadway and 95th street; has been 
taken over by Carl Laemmle, on a 
50-50 percentage plan with Mr. Healy. 

Mr. Laemmle (Universal) is to con- 
duct the house, playing Paramount the 
first half and Bluebird (Universal) the 
second half. Bluebird is reported re- 
ceiving $500 weekly for its feature. M. 
Kashim, manager of the Broadway for 
the Universal will be shifted to the up- 
town place. The Symphony is due to 
open under the new arrangement very 
shortly. 

Mr. Laemmle expected to start on a 
trip to the Coast this week. 

The Symphony was opened during 
the summer as a picture theatre but a- 
few weeks later closed. 

The Broadway is to remain under the 
direction of the Laemmle interests for 
the winter, according to picture book- 
ing plans laid out in the Laemmle of- 
fice. . 

Shortly the U's big eight-reeled war 
subject, "The Yellow Dog" is expected 
to open there for a month's stay, while 
the Herbert Rawlinsrbn feature, "Kiss 
or Kill" is also underlined for a fort-, 
night's exhibition at that house. 






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MRS. PICKFORD DUE HERE. 

Mary Pickford's mother is on her 
way east from the Coast and is ex- 
pected to arrive in New York tomorrow 
(Saturday). When here she will enter 
into a conference with the First Na- 
tional relative to the pending contract 
of her daughter, Mary, with that or- 
ganization, for future film services. 

One of the important members of the 
First National Said this week its con- 
tract with Miss Pickford had not been 
closed, and he would not be surprised 
to find that ultimately Mary would re- 
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FLAG DAY OBSERVED. 

In the observance of "Star Spangled 
Banner Day" throughout the picture 
houses of New York and Brooklyn, the 
N. A. M. P. I. lent whatever assistance 
it could in making the commemoration 
as big a success as possible. 
_ The Mayor's Committee on National 
Defense set September 14 as the day 
and every picture . house had special 
music, with singers leading the audi- 
ence. Slides made so that the words 
of the verses and chorus were impress- 
ionably cast upon the screen. 



U. S. HOLDS UP FILM SHIPMENTS. 

The Brazilian shipments of film by 
the Universal have been held up by 
the Department of Justice, the manager 
in charge of the Brazilian office, being 
charged with pro-Germanism. 

Some time previous to the war the 
U had a German in charge, but later 
placed a man of Irish extraction in 
command of the office. 

Now the Department has notified the 
U that no more film can be shipped 
until a new man is engaged to handle 
the Brazilian business. The U has 
asked the U. S. to get it some American 
now in Rio. 



Billy Burke In "Annabelle." 

Paramount has purchased from 
Arthur Hopkins the picture rights to 
Clare Rummer's "Good Gracious An- 
nabelle," which will be used for Billie 
Burke. 



Irving Directing "Silver King." 

George Irving has returned to Para- 
mount and is directing "The Silver 
King," starring William Faversham. 

Barbara Castleton is the leading lady. 

Lawrence O. H. Opens With Picturea. 

Lowell, Mass., Sept. 18. 
After being closed for ten months, 
the Lawrence Opera House has been 
opened under the management of Al 
Haynes. Pictures will be shown for 
the present. 



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FILM MEN HAVE LITTLE HOPE 
NEW TAX WILL BE REDUCED 

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Picture Industry Association Presents Objections to Pro- 
posed Increase — Tax Makers Say Picture Manu- 
facture Is Very Profitable If Fabulous 
Salaries Are Paid to Stars. 



Washington, Sept. 18. 

When representatives of the motion 
picture industry appeared before the 
Finance Committee to protest against 
the proposed increase of the amuse- 
ment tax this week they found the 
committee "loaded for bear." Hardly 
had the discussion opened before Sen- 
ator Thomas of Colorado, a member 
of the Finance Committee, broke in 
with a question asking if it was true 
that Anita Stewart was receiving $3,500 
a week, which was followed by in-„ 
quiries regarding the salaries of Mary 
Pickford, Chaplin, Fairbanks and 
others. The whole thing looked as if 
the committee was antagonistic and 
disposed to rule in favor of the pro- 
posed increase. The representatives 
of the picture industry were allotted 
a limited time and before they were 
half through a number of the commit- 
tee left the meeting. 

The Finance Committee feels, it is 
asserted, that with the inauguration of 
the present amusement tax of 10 per 
cent, on admissions, some theatre 
managers, including picture exhibitors, 
resorted to "profiteering" by raising 
their prices, so that, instead of the 
tax proving a hardship it had the 
effect of increasing their revenue. 
Several legitimate managements had 
also increased their $2 scale to $2.50 
following the first tax. 

The House is considering the new 
tax bill as a whole and the impression 
is current it will be passed as framed 
as far as theatricals are in it. After 
that is done a Conference Committee 
will consider various appeals for modi- 
fication. 



CREEL'S EXPOSITION OPINION. 

Responding to a wire of inquiry re- 
garding his attitude toward the pro- 
posed motion picture exposition at 
Madison Square Garden, George Creel, 
chairman of the Committee on Public 
Information, said : 

: "My own feeling is that where ex- 
positions can be made to take the 
form of patriotic rallies or meetings 
for the purpose of devising ways for 
co-operation with the Government in 
war work, they should be encouraged 
rather than discouraged." 



The United States Fuel Administra- 
tion has taken space at the Garden 
exposition, to be held Oct. 5-13. P. B. 
Noyes, head of the conservation divis- 
ion of the Fuel Administration, says 
the exposition has the hearty endorse- 
ment of the Fuel Administration, as it 
is held early in October when no heat 
will be required and those taking ex- 
hibits are mostly located in or around 
New York, making no heavy demands 
on the railroads for transportation. 

Joseph Johnson, publicity director 
for the Red Cross, is also understood 
to have expressed himself in favor of 
the exposition. 



"WESTERN STUFF" NEXT WEEK. 

"Western" features will be in evi- 
dence on Broadway aext week when 
Fred Stone's first film will be at the 
Strand and Will Rogers' initial camera 
debut is offered at the Rivoli. 

Stone's is a Paramount production 
and Rogers' is from the Goldwyn 
stable. 



FILM THIEVES INDICTED. 

There is renewed activity on the part 
of the members of the Distributors' 
Division of the N. A. M. P. 1. toward 
the complete stoppage of film thefts 
within the ranks of the Industry, the 
distributors now lending every effort 
in conjunction with the District At- 
torney^ office, which is out to bring 
the thieves who have been operating 
vigorously of late to justice. 
. Assistant District Attorney Tally is 
personally looking after the film cases. 
Tally in the past three or four weeks 
has brought to trial some of the gang 
leaders who have been rrost active for 
some time past. 

Their arrest and subsequent indict- 
ment has resulted in confessions. which 
have given the District Attorney 
some valuable information that may 
lead to other arrests. 



FILM LAWYER IN WASHINGTON. 

Grant Carpenter, an attorney of this 
city, has left for Washington, where 
he will establish headquarters, it is said, 
to represent the United Picture Pro- 
ducers of California in legislative mat- 
ters affecting film interests. 



STANLEY CO. DECISION. 

The Federal Trade Commission in 
Washington Monday ordered the 
Stanley Booking Corporation to re- 
frain from forcing film producers and 
theatres to deal with each other 
through the Stanley company. 

It is a decision of importance to the 
picture industry and establishes a pre- 
cedent that will affect more or less 
similar exchanges throughout the 
country. 

The specific clauses in the restrain- 
ing order are : 

Procuring the cancellation of con- 
tracts for the exhibition of moving- 
picture films made between its com- 
petitors, and the producers : 

Procuring films which have been 
announced for exhibition by its com- 
petitors and exhibiting them in the 
same neighborhood in advance of the 
* date advertised by such competitors, 
to hinder, harass and embarrass com- 
petitors; 

Making contracts for films on the 
condition or understanding that the 
lessee or purchaser shall not use 
films produced by a competitor; 

Making threats and employing 
methods of intimidation to compel 
theatres to pay commissions on films 
booked directly from the producer or 
film exchanges; 

Making threats against independ- 
ent exhibitors that unless they book 
through the agency their supply of 
films will be cut off, and 

Threatening producers and film ex- 
changes with the withdrawal of pat- 
ronage in order to induce them to 
cease supplying certain of their com- 
petitors with films. 



WOMEN "SALESMEN." 

If the new draft makes the inroads 
on the ranks of the picture salesmen 
and exchange men as some of the 
know-alls predict, it means the substi- 
tution of women to handle the films. 

The head of a big local picture com- 
pany said that the male forces had 
been so diminished by the first draft 
that there was little left for the new 
draft to call. But if what's left is in- 
ducted into service, then the company 
heads will try out women and if they 
prove successful are bound to have 
good employment, but hard work that 
will last until after the war anyway. 

It would not surprise the picture 
world if women selling the states 
rights subjects appeared on the road 
within the next few months. Women 
drummers are no longer a novelty but 
a determined successful proposition 
that will be applied to film selling be- 
fore many more months have passed. 

MORE FOR NEW CHAPLIN. 

The exhibitors of the United States 
are going to pay more money for the 
latest Charles Chaplin features, "Shoul- 
der Arms" than any previous subject, 
the forthcoming film to exceed any 
previous picture. 



PICTURES IN PARIS. 

Paris, Aug. 29. 

A new picture company, under the 
name of Messidor, has just been 
founded in France by Lucien Lehmann, 
who will act as director. The first 
film released will be "Messidor," being 
episodes of the French revolution. 

A member of the Swedish House of 
Congress has filed a petition for. sub- 
ventioning the cinematographs in his 
country, so that pictures may.be reg- 
ularly shown in small places for the 
amusement of the villagers. It is 
hoped thus to curtail the emigration 
of the rural population which has not 
sufficient amusement. There is already 
a picture house in Sweden for every 
10,000 inhabitants. In that country ac- 
tors, connected with the legitimate 
theatres, are not permitted to appear 
for photo work, and special players are 
alone engaged in the picture industry. 

The English language is becoming a 
popular study' in France, and le'ssons 
are now included in the programs at 
some of the Paris picture palaces. 
Among the week's events shown on the 
screen a conversation between two 
soldiers is a feature, the Englishman 
explaining to a poilu how he should 
pronounce certain words. The public 
get on to the phrases and mentally re- 
tain them, thus acquiring a rudi- 
mentary idea of the vernacular. 



THEDA BARA ILL. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 18. 

Theda Bara has developed an illness , 
while here and may have to remain on 
the Coast for some little while. Her. 
condition is said to have alarmed her 
friends. 

Miss Bara's proposed return to the 
east has been indefinitely postponed. 



Unionizing Studio* Proceeding. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 18. 
The unionization of the studios here 
has progressed most favorably, with 
only one or two cases yet to be settled 
by the I. A. T. S. E. which is directing 
the gelieral movement in behalf of the 
local affiliations, with Les Dolliver, As- 
sistant International President, per- 
sonally handling the matter. 



Union Orchestra at 44th St. 

As a result of a pending amicable 
settlement of the local union trouble 
with the William Fox offices and that 
an understanding has practically been 
reached a union orchestra and stage 
crew will be used at the 44th Street 
theatre when Fox opens the New York 
exhibition there of the Theda Bara 
feature, "Salome," Oct. 6. 

"Salome" was to have opened some 
weeks ago at the Casino, but trouble 
with the unions called the opening off. 

No date has been set on the Chicago 
exhibition of "Salome," but it will 
probably be around the holidays. 



VARIETY 



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Tho Acme of Versatility 



EDWARD 
MARSHALL 

CHALKOLOGIST 

Direction, MARSHAL FOCH 



JACK 
TERRY 

(TERRY and LAMBERT) 

Heap side plenty busy 

Phone, 9400 Bryant 



AUSTRALIA 

"A Omcrlpiivr Narrative" (Continued) 

By 

MAS BBTBLLE 

AUBREY & RICHE 

Very dear to our hearts ire tho brsvo lads coming 
home, for tboro aro some lucky ones who are re- 
turned. They have a amlle and deem themselves 
among the fortunate. But many are without limbs, 
blind, cripples for life. Bow tboy aro welcomed: 
Streets are draped with tho triple alliance: crowds 
cheer and throw flowers In their path; the wild 
"coo-eo," tho native bush call, Dili the air, and 
smiles and tears mean welcome Tbreo Bhlploads 
"Tiucd during our two weeks in Melbourne— tho best 
boys of the country. 

Thero aro many lads in the streets who bate never 
enlisted, although recruiting depots aro numerous. 
This is the lamcntablo result of non-conscription. 
(Pints.) 



FRANCIS 



AND 



WILSON 

IN A VARIETY OP DOINGS 

' • BOOKED 80 I.I I) 
Direction, SAMUEL BAEBWITZ 



JACK MARLEY 

Making the World Safe for Agents 

Why Actors are more intelligent than Agents: 
An agent takes one hour to explain to an act 
why he does not go next week, but an actor explains 
the same thing to his wife by using one word In 
Russian: 

•SOLOFF 

When agents were made essentials, a dentist In 
the Putnam Building claimed ho came under that 
ruling bocauso Wi name was ..... 

STAHL 



Nathan Sablotkey, brother of the Philadelphia 
theatrical msimato, wiihlng a furlough, told bis 
Captain that a brother who was born blind had just 
reoororod his sight and wanted to SEE HIM. 




If yon war* to steal a 
camera, would tho film 
exposure? . . 

BILLY 
BEARD 

"'The Party front 

the South" 
Principal Comedian 

ai. a. news ; 



Eaatam Ben.. 

PETBMACat 



Western 



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Sept. 16— Garrlek, Wilmington, Del. 
Sept. 25— Maryland, Baltimore, Md. 
Ant} 12 more weeks of the Keith 
time to follow; and then for the 
Orpheum time, Jan. 5. 

PAUL and MAE 

NOLAN 

Booked by those two famous , 
Philadelphia Agents: 

NORMAN JEFFERIES 
FRANK DONNELLY 



FRED DUPREZ 




Representatives: 

American t 

SAM BAEBWITZ 

1498 Broadway, 

New York. 

European! 
JULIAN WYLIE 

6. Liale St, 
London, W. C, 2. 



Never waste time on gunpowder 
that has been once shot off. 

DOLLY 

GREY 

and 
BERT 

BYRON 



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Bast. 16— Hippodrome. Yotlrtjitovrn. 0. 
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OaL 7— OetMial. Akrea, o. 

" 14— Hippodrome. BMBaf 

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Nov. 4— Open 
Waak No*. II, open on th* Orphean eireart at 
Hllwiafcse ssiii weak Hay 4 at New Orleans. 

JKI and MARIAN 

HARKINS 

DIRECTION 

NORMAN JEFFERIES 



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ROXY 
LA ROCCA 

Wizard of the Harp 



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Kimball & Kenneth 



Loew 

Circuit. 



Direction 

MARK LEVY 



Prologue 



(Marooned on an Island for a Week- 
end—A Sailor's Saturday Night Sap- 
per consisted of a Heaping Platter 
of Beans — .) 

FARMER: 

We believe in a small "Breakfast," 
Light Lunch, but a big Supper I 

SAILOR: 

Ye Godst "Bcenze." 

FARMER: 

I suppose you Boys git Beans 'often' 
at the station. We only have 'em 
twice a year I 

SAILOR: 

I know— Tonight and tomorrow morn- 
ing;— What time does the next Boat 
leave?— 

GIBSON and HALL 

Loew Direction 

ciroait. MARK LEVY 



BILLY 



DALE 



AND 

BUNNY 



BURCH 

BOOKED SOLID 
ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 



ZUHN and DREIS 

BOOKED SOLID. 40 WEEKS BLANKET CONTRACT 

LOEW AND PANTAGES Direction, IRVING COOPER 



POLLY 0Z\ CHICK 



CUTE 



CLEVER 



CLASSY 




"A DOG" 

I've never known a 
dog to was 
Ills tall in ties he 
didn't feci. 
Nor quit his old tints 
friend to tap 
At some more lnflu- 
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Tho ycllowcet dot I 

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Was to tho boy Who 
loved him true. 

OSWALD 



A. V. 8.— Not origtael,- 
\»» bat my sentiments. 



"SICK'EM DRAFT" 

Young man. 21, dealros place with either vaude- 
ville or movies. No experience; can shut. Five rears 
a painter. Will come cheap. JOHNNIE TOWNER. 
APPL'SAUCK 

Chris.— I saw you out driving yesterday with a 
Hliubert chorus girl. You looked ss if you only had 
■me ann. 

Bob.— 1 have two arms all right. Tou see the 
other arm was around Somewhere. 

Chrii.— How much will you charge to drive Lucky 
and Yont and yours truly to tho depot? Say It Quick l 

Boh.— Six dollars! 

Chrii.— You said it too quick. Your flivver has 
been aclinic strangely; what's the matter with It 

ItOWf 

Bob.— Yes, it has stopped I don't know bow many 
times. 

Chrii.— And what aro you putting the oil on It for? 

Bob.— To itop It from stopping. 

Chrii.— Hey I Bob slow down to 60 miles an hour, 
there's a trsffio cop ahead I - • . 

N»t Week (Sept, 23) r WMhlngton, Belleville, It, 
ahd Hip, Alton, 111. 

KNAPP and CORNALLA 






Port 



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HARRISON 

and 
MAIDIB 

BURR 

IN "OVER THB PHONY* 
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CHAS. BIERBAUER 

BBYANT 843 

Sept. 18— Dominion. Ottawa, Can. 
Sept. 23— Lyrlo, Hamilton, Cut. 



JOHN P. HANSEN 

Presents 



JACK LEMLEY 



AND CO. 



"A NIGHT IN JUNE" 

A MUSICAL FANTASY 
A Breath frem the Land of Dreams 

Direction. HUGHES and SMTTB 



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BOOKED SOLID 

ALP. T. WILTON 

Sole Representative for this Old Soldier 



J0SIE 0'MEERS 

The Dainty Kngll.h Wire Artist 

Direction, M. S. BENTHAM 



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MARCUS LOEW AND PANTAGES 
SEPARATING BOOKING INTERESTS 



Pantages Circuit's New York Representation Will Withdraw 

from Loew Booking Office by Oct. IS. Loew 

Finds No Benefit in Connection. 

Bookings Only Affected. 



By Oct. 15 the Pantages Circuit 
booking representation in the Marcus 
Loew, New York, will be a thing of 
the past. It was reported this week, 
and not denied, that the Loew Circuit 
had informed Alexander Pantages no 
space could be provided. jn..J;he. Loew 
office for thePaiffages representative 
after that date. 

Walter F. Keefe represents Pantages 
in New York, in the Loew suite. It is 

Erobable Mr. Keefe will leave the 
oew offices at the same time. Carl 
Milligan, Mr. Pantages' personal rep- 
resentative, also located in the Pan- 
tages office i the Loew agency, will 
move to Pantages' new New York ad- 
dress. 

The arrangement between Loew and 
Pantages, in effect about three years, 
was for bookings only. It was an ar- 
rangemenfexpected at the time effect- 
ed to work for. the benefit of both cir- 
cuits, through the added bookings it 
would give on a consecutive route, 
covering the Pantages houses in the 
west along with the Loew time. In 
addition Keefe also booked the Miles 
houses, with the Jones, Linick & 
Schaeffer theatres in Chicago looked 
upon as attached to the Loew Cir- 
cuit. «^ 

It has been well understood among 
the booking people for some time that 
any advantage resulting from the dual 
booking arrangement rested with Pan- 
tages. He secured "Loew acts" 
through those acts receiving eastern 
and western time, eastern particularly. 
While Pantages could secure the acts 
at a price by reason of this, Loew in- 
variably had to pay close to the Pan- 
tages salary, if a turn played both 
circuits. That amount often was more 
than ..Loew, with his own 30 week's 
(mostly- of short jumps especially in 
New York and- New • England) .could 
have secured the acts for, without the 
Pantages connection. 

It has also been said that Pantages 
often irritated the Loew bookers with 
his dilatory methods. Pantages per- 
sonally oversees about everything 



there is in connection with his circuit. 
Located in Seattle, Pantages, who has 
been in New York but once since book- 
ing through the Loew office, was too 
far away for a quick decision in any 
matter. He has been reported holding 
up Loew office bookings at times 
through his negligence in • replying- 
when quick action was required. 

James C. Matthews represents EMk 
tages in Chicago, and is in charge v of 
the Loew Circuit agency in that city as 
well. What disposition will be madeV 
of the Chicago iPantages connection 
and the Loew agency out there has 
not yet been settled. 



NAMES FINEST STUDIO. 

The British Ministry of Information 
has requested of Famous Players- 
Lasky the plans of one of its American 
studids to be utilized as a model for 
the erection of a plant in England, 
for the making of propaganda pic- 
tures for the British Government. 

In response. Adolph Zukor has for- 
warded the design of the Paragon 
Studio at Fort Lee, regarded as the 
finest in this country. 



MONKEYING WITH POLITICS. 

There was a half-hearted attempt 
this week to form a theatre leaguqpfor 
the support of Al Smith in his cam- 
paign for the .governorship. A meet- 
ing was called Monday afternoon by 
an old friend of Smith's, but no one 
could be located who attended. 

The impression among showmen 
was that entering a political campaign 
as a body was "bad stuff." 

One manager ventured .the opinion 
that the promoter of the meeting (also 
a manager) stayed away himself. 

The picture people are non-com- 
mittal in the coming state election.' 
The exhibitors look with favor upon 
Whitman through his attitude in veto- 
ing the Christman-Wheeler censorship 
bill two years ago. For Whitmans 
last campaign D. W. Griffith personally 
directed a 1,000-foot picture, entitled 
"A Day With Whitman." There were 
posted in front of the picture houses 
throughout the state somcJ.Q.OOO one- 
sheets booming his candidacy. 

The exhibitors, however, will hold 
a meeting in Albany shortly to ascer- 
tain the attitude of the respective 
candidates toward the picture indus- 
try in this state, and while there will 
be no official endorsements of either 
candidate they will throw their sup- 
port where they believe their interests 
lie. 



WOMAN RECRUITING OFFICER IN. 

Sergt. Marie Wing DuPree, the only 
woman recruiting officer in the Army, 
is to enter vaudeville as a propaganda 
turn, for recruitiTrg. 

Sergt. DuPree has been recruiting at 
Fifth avenue and 42nd street. She 
has prepared an act and star': with 
it next week, on United Booking 
Offices time. 



INFLUENZA IN SHOWS. 

." Chicago, Sept. 25. 

The serious epidemic of Spanish 
influenza, which has struck Chicago, 
has hit show business. 
-In a number of the choruses in town 
several of the girls were affected. 

"Oh, Look" at the La Salle was hit 
hardest. The Misses Martin, Bennett, 
Cornell, Crawford and McLaughlin 
were forced to leave because of the 
ailment. 



BERLIN IN ACT FOR RED CROSS. 

Wednesday it looked very much as 
though Irving Berlin wilt appear for 
four weeks in the larger vaudeville 
theatres of New York and Brooklyn, 
at an agreed upon amount- with the 
managers, with Sergt. Berlin donating 
the entire amount of the salary to 
the Red Cross. 

Several offers in the past for Berlin 
to play vaudeville never reached con- 
summation. Rose & Curtis, the agents, 
are said to be responsible for t the 
pending arrangement, with Sergt. 
Berlin having the Liberty Loan Drive 
as an incentive for his theatrical en- 
gagements at this time. 



THEATRE PLASTERERS CLOSE. 

Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 25. 

The first up-state industry to be 
closed as a result of the war is that 
of the W. H. Maltby Sons, Corning, 
N. Y., manufacturers of ornamental 
plaster work for theatres. 

The concern, which in peace time 
employed a larpe staff; "found it next 
to impossible to secure needed raw ma- 
terials because of priority orders in 
freight shipments which classed its 
raw materials and product as luxuries. 

Can't best me nor pass me, CHAR. ALTHOFF, 



ENLISTMENT ENDS CONTRACT. 

Draft and voluntary enlistment 
both sever automatically any contract. 
As soon as a man has actually been 
taken into the service his contract is 
Canceled. » •• ' ' - 

This is the opinion of Siegbert Lew- 
in, of the. law firm , of House, Gross- 
man & Vorhaus. Should the term of 
a contract be longer than the duration 
of the war, the contract may not be 
renewed, necessarily, upon the return 
of the individual; and should the war 
outlast the term of the contract or. 
should enlistment or the draft cut a 
contract in two, there is no legal, 
ground for the renewal of either the 
whole contract or part of it after the 
war. , i ,.'.,.., 

A contract may not be made depend- 
ing in any way upon -the duration of 
the war, as that is. too indefinite. 

Men living at home and doing daily 
service such as being stationed at 
bridges or piers may continue -their 
nightly occupation as long as it does 
not interfere with the work of the 
Service. This does not apply to men 
who would have to secure jspecial Jib- 
erty each night. 

LOTTIE PICKFORD'S VALUATION. 

Lottie Pickford, who is' a film star on 
her own, aside from the sisterly rela- 
tionship to the only Mary, is looking 
favorably at vaudeville. Miss Pick- 
ford is prepared to enter it if the 
managers will pay her $2,000 weekly as 
salary. 

The managers if they have heard 
about it have expressed no opinion. 

BOSTON EPIDEMIC. y 

Boston, Sept. 25. 

The theatrical and picture people 
here are very much exercised over the 
possibility the authorities may close 
all places of amusement owing to the 
epidemic of Spanish influenza. 

100 deaths were reported here the 
past week. 

BAGGAGE ACCOMMODATION. 
With the complaints of delay in the- 
atrical baggage all over the country, 
one theatrical man said this week that 
it was not surprising, since he saw, he 
was certain, at least 10,000 pieces of 
baggage in the Pennsylvania terminal, 
New York, when searching there for 
a mislaid trunk. 

UPTON REOPENS MONDAY. . 

Camp ttptbn, L. I., Sept". 25. 

The camp theatres, closed during 
the influenza scare, will reopen next 
week. 

Sept. 30 the Liberty will have "The 
Mimic World." 



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FIVE NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 
IN FACE OF NEW " LOAN DRIVE" 

Broadway Hat Flock of Initial Openings Set During Inaugural 

Week of New Bond Campaign — Number of Hits 

Increase — Five Out of Ten Shows Withdrawn 

Within Fortnight After Starting. 



The inflow of attractions temporarily 
stopped this week with being no new 
additions. No less than five new shows 
arrive next week, the starting of the 
Fourth Liberty Loan drive. 

The new crop is "Sometime" at the 
Shubert, "The Saving Grace" (Cyril 
Maude) at the Empire, "The Awaken- 
ing" (first called "The Vortex), at the 
Criterion, "Sleeping Partners" at the 
Bijou, and "Redemption" (John Barry- 
more (Tolstoi's "The Living Corpse*') 
at the Plymouth. The 20th season for 
"Ben Hur" starts at the Lexington and 
"The Wanderer" plays a return date 
at the Manhattan. 

For this week the list of houses 
which have gone dark increased to 
six, "Over There" stopping at the Ful- 
ton and "Another Man's Shoes" bow- 
ing out of the 39th Street. This week 
"One of Us" at the Bijou departs, as 
does "Mr. Barnum" at the Criterion. 
There was some surprise that the Jack 
Lait show was not given a Chicago 
booking. Instead "Watch Your 
Neighbor" now at the Booth is soon to 
be sent to the windy burg. "One of 
Us" may follow it there late in the 
. season. The next attraction at the 
Fulton will be "A Stitch in Time," 
which will have Irene Fenwick starred. 
This piece tried out last spring by 
Oliver Bailey and it received favor- 
able reports. 

The number of hits on Broadway has 
increased with "Friendly Enemies and 
"ThreeFaces East" doing a turnaway. 
Also regarded in the hit class are 
"Head Over Heels" (personal for 
Mitzi Hajos), "An Ideal Husband," 
"The Unknown Purple" ($13,000 last 
week), "The Girl Behind the Gun" and 
"Daddies" (looked on as a Belasco 
score), with heavy business down- 
stairs, but nothing in the gallery. 

The successses are hogging business 
while many of the other new attrac- 
tions are doing badly. Some, how- 
ever, are drawing well, including "Tea 
for Three," "Fiddlers Three," "Keep 
Her Smiling" and "Under Orders," 
with "Forever After" and "The "Walk- 
offs" turning a profit, while the Hip- 
podrome continues to bigger business 
than last year. 

No less than five of the top attrac- 
tions opening the week of Sept. 9 are 
now off or will be by the end of the 
week, the average run of the five being 
a little over a week. 



BOXING BOUTS IN RINK. 

Paris, Sept. 25. 

The Palais Glace skating rink has 
been taken by. the American Athletic 
Committee for boxing bouts for four 
months, with an option of two months' 
renewal, commencing Oct. IS, 

Bouts will be held every Tuesday. 



LONDON BUSINESS SPLENDID. 

London, Sept. 25. 
Theatrical business continues to 
climb with the good news of the war, 
and it is splendid everywhere. 

EUGENE STRATTON. DEAD. 

London, Sept. 25. 
.Eugene Strattcn died Sept. 15; aged 

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REVIEW IN PARIS. 

_ , . Paris, Sept. 25. 

Perkins is presenting "The Follies 
of 1918" at the Marigny, opening 
Sept. 24, lyrics by Fred Caryl!, music 



arranged by Louis Hillier, under the 
French management of Haymann, 
with Howard Fields, Fabiens, Ella 
Kearner, Pearly Mitchell's Jazz Band, 
etc. 

Admission to the orchestra is $4.00, 
balcony $2.00, promenade $1.00. 

"AFTER THE WAR" IN LONDON. 

London, Sept. 25. 

Gertrude Jenning's three-act play, 
"After the War," presented by the 
Liverpool Repertory Co., comes to the 
Playhouse this week. 

The company includes Dorothy 
Green, Dora Gregory, Doris Lloyd, 

GJNA PALERML MANAGERESS. 

London, Sept. 25. 
Gina Palerme, a French actress, for- 
merly popular at the Palace and Adel- 
phi, is entering management at the 
conclusion of "The Man from Toronto" 
at the Duke of York's, presenting there 
a musical play. 



SACKS, LTD., PAYS DIVIDEND. 

London, Sept. 25. 
J. L. Sacks and William J. Wilson 
have sailed. "The Lilac Domino," 
"Going Up," and "Shanghai," plays 
they are interested in, are playing to 
capacity. 

J. L. Sacks, Ltd., actually in exist- 
ence only since February, has declared 
a ten per cent, dividend for the first 
year. 

The directors entertained the princi- 
pals of the three productions at lunch 
at the -Criterion restaurant, to wish 
the travelers bon voyage. Both re- 
ceived valuable souvenirs from the 
artists. Mr. Wilson is exceedingly 
popular over here. He is an Amer- 
ican. 



COMPOSER LIZA LEHMANN DIES. 

London, Sept. 25. 
Liza Lehmann, distinguished singing 
teacher and composer, is dead. 



Starring Gaby at Marseilles. 

Paris, Sept. 25. 
Volterra and Sandberg are opening 
the Casino at Marseilles, formerly the 
Chatelet, early in October with a re- 
vue, starring Gaby Deslys, who has 
fully recovered from her recent auto 
accident. 



"ROXANA," SLIM FARCE. 

London, Sept. 25. 
"Roxana" was produced at the Lyric 
Sept. 18. It is an attenuated farce, 
with a poor characterization for Doris 
Keane, who, however, was accorded a 
rousing reception. She is well sup- 
ported by Athene Taylor and Basil 
Sydney. 

"OFFICERS MESS," A HIT. , 

London, Sept. 25. 
Andre Chariot's production of "The 
Officers Mess," presented at Plymouth 
last week, is a big success and will be 
brought into the West End, London, 
shortly. 

GEO. GRAVES MARRIES. 

London, Sept. 25. 
George Graves, comedian, was mar- 
ried Sept. 19 at Liverpool, to Madge 
Compton, actress. 

Jimmy Godden Leading "Hotch Potch" 
London, Sept. 25. 
At New Cross Empire, Jimmy God- 
den succeeded Fred Kitchen in the 
lead of "Hotch Potch." 



"Purple Mask" Changes House. 

London, Sept. 25. 
"The Purple Mask" at Prince's, 
.transferred from the Lyric, is doing 
well. 



Frank Jay Gould's Wife Asks Divorce. 

Paris, Sept. 25. 
The wife of Frank Jay Gould has 
commenced proceedings for divorce 
before the Tribunal at Versailles. 



Claude Golden at Olympia, Paris. 

Paris, Sept. 25. 
Claude Golden, card manipulator, 
opened nicely at the Olympia. 

Palace's Sunday American Show. 
London, Sept. 25. 

The Palace Sunday program for the 
American soldiers for Sept. 22 was 
provided- by the Beecham Opera Co., 
Sir Thomas Beecham conducting. 

Elsie Janis introduced the Jazz mu- 
sic from "Hullo America," which is to 
be produced tonight (Sept. 25). 



"Eyes of Youth" Improved. 

London, Sept. 25. 
A new scene has been introduced in 
the third act of "Eyes of Youth" at 
the St. James, improving the love in- 
terest. 



Mary Forbes in "Fair and Warmer." 

London, Sept. 25. 

Mary Forbes has replaced Mar- 
garet Holston in "Fair and Warmer" 
at the Prince of Wales. 

Laurence Leyton has joined the cast. 

Mrs. Campbell on Provincial Tour. 

London, Sept. 25. 
Mrs". Patrick Campbell is playing 
her original part in "The Thirteenth 
Chair" for a short provincial tour. 



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IN PARIS. 

Paris, Sept. 19. 
A. Franck will present shortly at the 
Theatre Edouard VII another operetta 
by F. Gandera and Mouezy-Eon, music 
by Moreau-Faivre. on the story of 
Daphnic and Chloe. 

In October Mme. Re jane will pro- 
duce the new 2-act piece by Henry Ba- 
taille, Notre 'Image, the rehearsals of 
which were interrupted last season. Re- 

gne will appear supported by Felix 
uguenet and Jane Renouardt Mar- 
guerite Caron and Armand Bour may 
also be in the cast It is not a war 
play. 

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The Coliseum, Lisbon (Portugal) is 
now giving only pictures. This is there- 
fore the largest movies house in the 
world, having 10,000 capacity. 

Irene Franklin and Burt Greene, with 
the others <ai the Over There League, 
Corinne Frances and Tony Hunting, 
are at present entertaining troops in 
Paris, prior to visiting the camps. "Red- 
head," by Mrs. Greene, is hugely ap- 
preciated. 

v Another number offered the boys un- 
der the auspices "of the Y. M. C. A. is 
Harry Abner, with the laugh barrage. 
Harry Lauder has arranged to visit the 
American troops in France shortly, his 
tour towards the trenches being 
mapped out by the Y. M. C. A. Lauder 
hopes to give several shows each day 
during the week he is in France. 



L. Volterra is busy with the new 
revue rehearsing for the Casino de 
Paris, due next month. There appears 
to be a sort of reciprocal barring clause 
now in vogue between the establish- 
ments managed by R. Baratta (Olym- 

iia and Folies Bergere), and those run 

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Hugh Mcintosh was in Paris this 
week. 



IN LONDON. 

London, Sept. 9. 
Louis N. Parker has virtually com- 
pleted his great pageant, designed to 
celebrate Arthur Colling's 21 years 
management ^of Drury Lane Theatre. 
In ten scenes it will give a complete 
history of the theatre, the first scene 
taking place tffl Charles the IPs reign, 
introducing King Charles, Kelligrew, 
Samuel Pepys and Chaffinch, the last 
scene concludes with a scene from 
"The Best of Luck" 1916. The per- 
formance takes place on the afternoon 
of Sept. 27, the proceeds being given 
to charities. 

The Royal Victoria Hall— otherwise 
the Old Vic— reopens Sept. 28, with 
"The Merchant of Venice. The 100th 
birthday of the Old Vic will be cele- 
brated in October with a gala per- 
formance. This theatre is doing excel- 
lent work presenting Shakespearean 
plays and grand operas at popular 
prices. 

Martin Henry, whose successful pro- 
duction, "You Never Know, Y' Know," 
has passed its 100th performance at 
the Criterion, is preparing "musical , 
play" versions of the enormously sue- j 
cessful French-born farces "The Glad- I 
Eye" and "A Night Out." 

H. V. Esmond, whose play, "A Law >■* 
Divine," is proving a success. at Wynd- ■ ' 
ham's, has written two new plays ' : 
which may be expected shortly to be 
produced w. London., one. , is call«d ...J 
"Fools of Nature," the other "Love and 
the Man." Both have been presented 
in America. 



5?K. l i to VA WBT Y t™m France, with the following endorsement: 
mis was done by a Buck Private and, sorry to say, he's missing now. It's the war." 



. Musical • Comedy Opening Apollo. 

Paris, Sept. 25. 
Volterra will shortly open the Apollo 
with a musical comedy, "Reine Joy- 
euse." 



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HEAVY SEASON IMPENDING 

IN NE W YORK ROOF SHOWS 

"Frolic" May Go on Road, Succeeded by Another Production. 

Century Putting on New Show in Month. 

Minstrel First Part Feature of 44th 

Street's New Policy. 



Flo Zeigfeld's current "Midnight 
Frolic/' in the Amsterdam Roof, may 
be sent out as a regular road attrac- 
tion on Klaw & Erlanger bookings 
about Nov. 1, at which time it will be 
succeeded on the Roof by a new pro- 
duction: 

It has not been settled whether Bert 
Williams will accompany the "Frolic" 
on the road. The present show will be 
used as a basis for the traveling at- 
traction, to be augmented through the 
introduction of novelties from former 
"Frolic" productions. There may J>_e a 
'.'cabaret" set to the performance, "for 
the easier introduction of specialties. 

The "Frolic" did a capacity business 
through -the summer and /the warm 
weather proved the Amsterdam Roof's 
best season. . During the hot months 
the Amsterdam downstairs had "The 
Follies," an attraction that aided the 
attendance above after the theatre 
hour. Exactly to the contrary was the 
condition at the Century Roof, where 
the theatre was without a show, and 
the Roof in a bad drawing location had 
to struggle along as best it could until 
the house below started. As a conse- 
quence Morris Gest, who is about the 
sole operator of the Century Roof, lost 
money over the summer, but is regain- 
ing it in part at present. 

The Century will produce another 
roof show in four weeks. Of the pres- 
ent company there about the only one 
certain just now of retention for the 
next production is Mollic King. 

The Shuberts when reopening the 
44th Street Roof with a midnight per- 
formance on the regulation order will 
have for a feature of it a minstrel first 
part. The Shuberts are preparing for 
the opening, due to take place around 
Nov. 1st. 



HOWARD BROS. PINCHED. 

When next Willie and Eugene How- 
ard make bets on a horse race or start 
any kind of an argument it will be in 
some' quiet spot where a Broadway 
cop can't see or hear. 

Last Saturday afternoon the boys 
engaged in considerable confab. about 
a certain horse or two running some- 
where on eastern tracks, the placement 
of a bet being engineered in the open 
at 50th and Broadway. The Howards 
are pretty well known around that 
corner and w hennot discussing things 
in common, aside from horse racing, 
invariably attract friends and admirers. 

A crowd collected. With the crowd 
came a policeman who surprised the 
Howards and expostulating friends. 
The bluecoat refused to alter his mind 
and escorted them to the West 47th 
street station where the charge of 
blocking traffic was entered and the 
Howards released on $500 bail. Every- 
thing was settled later but the How- 
ards came close to missing a Winter 
Garden performance. 

DIDNT NEGLECT "KICK BACK." 

A check for around $30, representing 
the refund or "kick back" for adver- 
tising commission of a theatrical at- 
traction oh "Broadway 'was 1 secured by T 
the representative of the show from 
the management of the theatre whicn 
secured the "kick back." 

It's an unprecedented incident in the- 
atrical annals, made more unusual and 
probably possible through the three 
per cent, commission refund represent- 
ing "extra advertising" for the show. 



The theatre refused to share in the 
extra advertising. The bills for it 
amounted to about $1,100. Suspecting 
the "kick back" the show's agent made 
a demand for the returned amount, 
since the theatre had not shared, with 
the $30 check as the reward for hia 
vigilance. 

LOST WEEK PAID IN FULL. 

Clara Howard is looking over the 
Broadway plays this week, with a 
check for her full salary for this week 
placed in bapk Tuesday, when she 
arrived in New York. 

Miss Howard was to have played 
the Temples, Detroit and Rochester, 
this week and next. Last Saturday she 
received a wire saying that through 
some booking confusion, the two weeks 
were off. 

When arriving at the United Book- 
ing Offices to learn what the confusion 
had been and stating it was no fault 
of her own, Miss Howard was pre- 
sented with the full salary check. The 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective Asso- 
ciation is investigating to place the 
blame, either upon the booking office 
or Stoker & Bierbauer, Miss Howard's 
agents. Whoever is deemed respon- 
sible will have to make good the 
amount. 

Miss Howard was placed for .next 
week, to fill in the Rochester mistake, 
and then resumes her regular U. B. O. 
route. 



"ALMA" NOW AN ACT. 

"Alma, Where Do You Live?" in 
condensed form by Milton and Sar- 
gent Aborn, with the original book 
lyrics and music; is set for vaudeville^ 

In the cast are Florence McKensie, 
Bertha Whiting, James McEllhearn, 
Oliver C. Reese, George O'Donnell, 
Lee Doddy. 

The act is booked direct and is a 
Palace theatre possibity for next week. 

"4 HUSBANDS," FINE SHOW. 
"The Four Husbands," formerly 
known as a vaudeville tabloid act, has 
been stretched into a two-hour show 
under the direction of Sullivan & 
Buckley. It plays the Klaw & Er- 
langer theatres, opening at the Lyric, 
Allegheny, Oct. 4. 

BOSTON SPECULATOR FINED. 

Boston, Sept. 25. 
Keith's Boston, has again taken up 
' the cudgel against ticket speculating 
with its coupons. Monday Fred Apt, 
a local spec, was fined $20. " 

TWO ENTERTAINERS LEAVE. 

Two more entertainers have sailed 
under the direction of the Over-There 
League and Y. M. C. A. They are 
Marian Schaeffer, singer, and Marian 
Dana, pianist. 

They will appear as a unit, though 
without specific title. 

This increases the official total of 
entertainers sent over by the League 



WILD OVER VOLUNTEER SHOW. 

France, Sept 1. 
Editor Varibtt: 

Knowing always that you are await- 
iing real good scandal or as they used 
tto say before the draft, here's real 
?dirt, i.e. To-night, in one of the dirti- 
est worse lighted theatres that I. ever 
lhave had the good fortune to be in, 
S witnessed the cleanest and most 
wonderful performance there is or 
■ever will be. I saw like in a dream the 
IPalace Theatre, a real ten francs ($2) 
show and it brought me back to 
Broadway and 47th street 

Gee, I could just feel myself grab- 
bing two glasses of Keith's lemonade. 
Miss Mayo and her associates certain- 
ly brought Broadway as near to 
Trance as it ever can be done. If it 
•only did the other boys as much good 
as it did me. Well, We will be in 
(Germany damn soon. 

Tommy Gray is the only Dough 
IBoy that can put the real snap in a 
salute. It would do your heart good 
to see those wounded boys from all 
parts of the country. One said, "I 
•am going to get wounded if I can see 
rthese theatre folks. They are good." 

If you could only see Miss Mayo 
jpull her classic dancing. She is no 
Ruth St. Denis, but, oh my, hear 
■those ginks roar. Elizabeth Brice I 
God, it was a treat for a god. She 
is better than any time she ever 
worked with Charlie King. Will Mor- 
rissey ! well, if I keep telling how good 
- ithey were, including little Lois Mere- 
dith. As one soldier said, "It's damn 
ibad they don't keep it open all night, 
I would like to hear that cute little 
girl recite." Miss Mayo's company 
has played about a week to an audi- 
ence of legless and armless soldiers. 
All you can say, they are doing a 
.greater bit than we are. 

Question: Can you tell me where 
Tommy Gray i.> getting all the five 
franc notes to give away. Maybe he 
(doesn't know they are one dollar in 
American money. But he is giving 
them away like complimentary tickets 
and the boys are certainly glad that 
Tommy Gray is here, for he is a gen- 
erous guy, 

Hurrah, hurrah, for the Over-Seas 
Co. Yours, 

A Real Buck Private. 



Jean Gait Vaudevilling. 

Jean Gail, recently in pictures, has 
a new » act entitled "The Loot," de- 
scribed as a melodramatic comedy, by 
Martha Oakland and Edward Baker. 

Gordon & Lewis are the booking re- 
presentatives. 



WRITING SOPHIE TUCKER'S PLAY. 

Before Jack Lait left New York for 
Chicago last week, he started on the 
story of "A Fat Chance," which Wil- 
liam Morris will produce this fall, 
starring Sophie Tucker. Others en- 
gaged thus far for the show are Ed- 
die Carr, Dave Ferguson and Joyce 
Fair. 

Miss Tucker has been routed for a 
few weeks in vaudeville with herself 
and "Syncopated Kings," receiving $1,- 
000 weekly. 



LOST BETWEEN JUMPS. 

Trixie Friganza, at the Alhambra 
and Royal this week, left her home 
Monday night and went to th^e Alham- 
bra in her auto for the evening per- 
formance. 

At the conclusion of her act Miss 
Friganza hurriedly dressed and left 
for her car and the Royal. When 
reaching the machine she found her 
$750 sable scarf had disappeared. No 
trace of it could be found. 



ACTS OUT OF HIP. 

Four vaudeville turns are out of 
"Everything" at the Hippodrome, the 
Ladellos, Yoscarrys, Will Evans and 
George Gilford. 

Eliminations left the turns with 
nothing to" dof 'The Ladellos ina-y re- 
turn to the show if a spot can be 
made for them. 



PROPAGANDA ACTS. 

According to plans formulating, 
vaudeville may; see a number of acts 
on the patriotic order. The Govern- 
ment has notified the picture industry 
to first product those pictures which 
have mainly o do with the further- 
ance of war propaganda 'and the pic- . 
tare market is concerned in their 
early distribution. The dramatic stage 
is concentrating its energy in produc- 
ing, war plays, and the music publish- 
ers are furthering interest by popu- 
larizing songs of patriotic appeal. 

That the vaudeville field will shortly 
find itself employing acts of the 
"propaganda" type seems fairly cer- 
tain. 

The influx of propaganda atts will 
start next week and they will be pre- 
sented by men in the Service. 



GERMAN SPY RESENTED. 

Florence Pinckney, who plays the 
German spy in the vaudeville version 
of "An American Ace," has been en- 
countering difficulty of late in pro- 
ceeding through her role. At a per- 
formance last week when walking 
across the stage with a defiant speech 
after being uncovered as a spy, a wom- 
an in a stage box threw a missile at 
Miss Pinckney, striking her on the side 
of the head. At another performance 
later in the week, when the German 
spy asked the American commanding 
officer what he intended doing with 
her, a woman standing up in the audi- 
ence, shouted, "Kill the cat.'* . . 

The "Ace" production, presented by- 
Harry Weber, has been given •$ full 
season's vaudeville route at $2,250 
weekly, with transportation. It car- 
ries 28 people. 

MONTREAL'S FIRST HOLD OVER. 

Montreal, Sept. 25. 

Mile. Nitta-Jo, at the Princess this 
week, has been held over for next 
week at that house. 

It's the first time the big time vaude- 
ville theatre of this city has held oyer 
a turn. The French woman's success 
at the Monday shows was sq^ em- 
phatic the decision to retain her was 
immediately reached by Clark' Brown, 
who was here that day. 

Mite. Nitta-Jo is a new act to vaude- 
ville, arranged and produced by H. B. 
Marinelli, showing for a halt week 
only in New York, before booked for 
this city. She formally opens in the 
Metropolis in a couple of weeks. 



VENITA GOULD AFTER HUSBAND. 

' Chicago, Sept. 25. 

Venita Gpuld got into the local 
papers again tbis week through a dis- 
turbance at an apartment at 225 Mar- 
quette road, when she was said to 
have found her husband, Harold J. 
Jones, in the flat with a woman named 
Florence Nelson. 

This is the second chapter in the 
domestic difficulties of the pair. Miss 
Gould got into difficulties recently 
through a "joy ride," in which she and 
Hattie Lorraine and a couple of men 
participated. " 

$1,000 WEEKLY TO CO-STAR. 

An offer made to Blanche Ring arid 
rejected by her is said to have been 
$1,000 weekly, for Miss Ring to co- 
star in "Hitchy Koo" with Raymond 
Hitchcock. 



Fannie Brice on the Roof. 
Fannie Brj^e will join the "Midnight 
Frolic" next" week. 

Laugh and grow fat with CHA8. ALTHOFF. 



RUINOUS PUBLICITY. 

Immediately after the publication of 
a paragraph in- Varied a few weeks 
ago that Lillian West, of Frceport, 
L. I., intended to enter vaudeville with 
a '"trained chicken^ wMcix' : shl'-" : hatf? 
reared at her country home the galluV 
domesticus assumed all the airs of a 
headlincr and affected all the manner- 
isms of a prima donna. 

Only upon special occasions now 
can it be persuaded to perform its 
stvnfc*, which renders it worthless, as 
a. Commercial proposition. • 



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Surpass All Previous Collection Marks — Amusements 

Prepare Special Films and Bills — Enthusiasm 

Unbounded. 



FULL WEEK INCREASE. 



(Written for Variety- by the Pub- 
licity Department of the Liberty Loan 
Committee, New York.) 

Of the $33,000,000 subscribed to the 
Third Liberty Loan through the ef- 
forts of the theatrical profession,' a 
substantial part was raised by the ef- 
forts of the artists who devote their 
energies to the lighter forms of amuse- 
ments, provided in the variety and 
combination theatres. 

Heeding the call of the Government, 
the combined variety interests have 
come forward with greater enthusi- 
asm for the Fourth Liberty Loan. 
Under the direction of E. F. Albee the 
chairman, the organization of the last 
drive is retained in its entirety, and 
pledges by each member of the com- 
mittee have been given for a total 
~ volume of sales in excess of the last 
drive. 

The committee includes Henry W. 
Savage, George M. Cohan, Marc Klaw, 
David Belasco, Sam M. Harris, Edgar 
Selwyn, Martin Beck, Sam Scribner, 
William Fox, B.. S. Mo$s, William A. 
Brady, and Joseph M. Schenck, repre- 
senting the legitimate and vaudeville 
theatres, with an added staff of re- 
sourceful managers from the motion 
picture field, noted among whom are 
Adolph Zukor and J. T. Brulatour. 

Several gifted ^artists achieved not- 
able results in the third drive, and 
James T. Powers, Grace LaRue and 
Lillian Russell made exceptional sales. 
These favorites and many others will 
do their bit for the Fourth Loan. 

The victories attained by our forces 
in France furnish the most potent ar- 
gument for a warm response from 
theatregoers. > Facts, reinforced by 
figures, induced the Government to 
include the theatre among the essen- 
tal industries. The drive is on, and 
the artist, manager and other elements . 
of vaudeville and variety will do more 
than their share in helping the war. 

The headquarters of the Theatrical 
Allied Interests Committee will be in 
the Longacre Building. • 

Tomorrow (Saturday) with the be- 
ginning of the three weeks' Fourth 
Liberty Loan drive, the Theatrical Al- 
lied Committee E. F. Albee, chairman, 
will again inaugurate its campaign to 
swell the sales of the loan. The com- 
mittee expects to dispose of over fifty 
million dollars worth of bonds in this 
drive. 

The theatrical unit's headquarters 
are located in the Longacre Building 
this year. Walter J. Kingsley will 
again direct the publicity of the cam- 
paign. Elmer F. Rogers will also again 
have charge of the speakers. 

Plans for creating further interest in 
the Loan were completed early this 
week and start agoing this evening. 
The National Vaudeville Artists has 
enlisted the service of 100 of its mem- 
bers to act as newsboys at the various 
theatres throughout Greater New 
York. They will receive assignments 
daily to distribute late copies of "The 
Stars and Stripes," the daily paper, 
printed by the American Expedition- 
ary-; force's, ip, France, in .the lobbies- - 
of the theatres every evening during 
the Loan Drive starting at 7:45 and 
remaining until the intermission pe- 
riod. They are under the leadership 
of Henry Chesterfield, who is acting 
as captain, and Hugh Herbert, who is 
acting lieutenant. 

At the Colonial this week during the . 



intermission period the reverse side 
of an old drop is being shown upon 
which is pasted a 24-sheet of the at- 
traction for next week. This drop will 
most likely be used to further the Lib- 
erty Loan propaganda at this theatre 
Monday and may be followed by the 
other theatres which are now lower- 
ing the asbestos drop during the in- 
termission period. Starting next week 
most of the Keith vaudeville theatres 
will have a big .thermometer placed in 
the lobby on top of which will be 
figures representing Uncle Sam, a sol- 
dier" and a ' sailor and the amount 
which that particular theatre expects 
to raise for the Liberty Loan. The 
Greenpoint theatre has already or- 
dered the thermometer which will be 
installed tomorrow and has $200,000 as 
its goal for the sale of bonds. 

Special loan pictures will be used 
to start the show and help bond sales 
and several propaganda acts will be 
employed. The Palace, New York, 
will only have a bill of eight acts dur- 
ing the drive, allowing plenty of time 
for the sale of bonds. 

Chicago, Sept. 25. 

The theatres have received recogni- 
tion for their work in the Third Lib- 
erty Loan drive by having a special 
division set aside for them in the 
fourth drive, which opens Sept. 28. 
The loop houses will be captained by 
the manager of each individual house, 
who will be held responsible for the 
activity of his own theatre. 

The Stage Women's War Relief will 
also take an active participation in the 
loop situation, aiding drives in each 
of the houses. 

Peter J. Schaefer has been appointed 
Chairman for the theatrical division, 
and has secured the first sale. Dick 
Green, international vice-president of 
the Stage Employes and Operators 
Union, was the purchaser. He bought 
$10,000 worth of the bonds. Ed. Bal- 
lard, proprietor of the Hagenbeck- 
Wallace show, has assured Mr. 
Schaeffer he will purchase $25,000 
worth of bonds before the circus 
leaves Chicago. 



Ottawa, Sept 25. 

With this season the local Dominion 
theatre has' played vaudeville a full 
week, increasing the gross receipts 
weekly from $700 to $800 over the 
amount the same house played to last 
season when the policy was .a split 
week. The bills for the Dominion this 
season has been somewhat improved 
in material, with a consequent in- 
creased cost in the salary list, but 
nothing to compare with the added 
takings. 

Last season the Dominion "split the 
week" with the Theatre Francaise, 
Montreal, both- operated by th€ Can- 
adian Circuit, with Clark Brown, gen- 
eral manager. The Francaise is now 
dark. 



DOOLEYS SUED BY ORTH. 

Gordon and William J. Dooley are 
named as defendants in a suit brought 
by O'Brien, Malevinsky & Driscoll, as 
counsel fop Frank Orth. Orth al- 
leges he wrote and copyrighted a 
a song entitled "Stroll Down the Ave- 
nue," upon which he holds the exclu- 
sive rights. 

Since Sept. 1, 1917, the Dooleys have 
been using the song and Orth values 
its use at $25 weekly. Orth estimates 
his damages amount to $2,000. 

The defendants, through their coun- 
sel, Harry Saks Heshheimer, put in a 
general denial. 

DUMONTS MINSTRELS. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 25. 
Frank Dumont's minstrels, now at 
Dumont's, have Eddie Cassady (fea- 
tured comedian)* Richard Lee, Joe 
Hamilton, Bennie Franklin, Burke and 
Walsh, Charles Gano, Alf S. Gibson, 
Tom O'Brien, Harvey Brooks, Oscar 
Smith, R. P. Lilly (musical director). 

THEATRE BUILDING HELD UP. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 25. 

Alexander Pantages has postponed 
construction on his new theatre at 
Seventh and Figueroa. It is ^under- 
stood that he was advised to do so by 
the Government. 

Work on his new Salt Lake theatre 
also has been held up. 



PAUL LYNWOOD UNDER ARREST. 

Eimira, N. Y., Sept. 25. 

Investigation into the past of Paul 
Lynwood, theatrical producer, arrested 
here last week on a serious charge 
lodged by the police when he was 
found in a room in the Reggio Hotel 
.with Bessie Phillips, a 16-year-old local 
girl, has resulted in sensational dis- 
closures. 

Lynwood, who was in Eimira to pro- 
duce the Red Men's Kirmess, it is now 
revealed was arrested and indicted 
on a similar serious charge in Albany 
last December. The Albany charge 
was made by 16-year-old Evelyn Albert 
of that city, while Lynwood was there 
to stage Melodyland" at Harmahus 
Bleecker Hall for an Albany evening 
newspaper. ' ' 

While the Albany indictment was 
pending against Lynwood in January 
last, he was married to the Albert girl 
by a Rensselaer clergyman and the 
case "Subsequently was dropped. 

The investigation also shows that 
Lynwood's right name is Percy Lyn- 
wood Capes, that he is 36 years old, 
and the son of a minister of T.unnel 
Hill, Ga. The records also disclose 
he was twice married before he mar- 
ried the Albany girl, and twice di- 
vorced. His first wife is^ living • in 
Maine and the second in Minnesota. 

The present Mrs. Lynwood is 
staunchly defending her husband. She 
had one of the principal roles iu 
"Melodyland." After it had been pro- 
duced, the girl's father complained to 
the police his daughter had not been 
home the previous night. The police 
probe resulted in Lynwood's arrest. 

In the Albert case the parents of 
the Phillips g'rl complained that 1 the 
daughter was missing and Lynwood's 
arrest followed. The story told the 
local police by Lynwood was that he 
was ill, that the Phillips, girl told him 
she was a nurse and offered to go to 
the hotel and take care of him. Miss 
Phillips' story was different. 

Lynwood admits that he failed ' to 
register for the draft Sept. 12 "be- 
cause his hand was shaky." 

His case will come up for an ad- 
journed hearing Friday. He is attempt- 
ing to secure bail. 



MAJESTIC, 1. tL, VAUDEVILLE. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 25. 
Ackerman & Harris have been here 
several days conferring with Adolph 
Hamish and the Hamburgers, owners 
of the Majestic, over the lease of that 
theatre for vaudeville. As a result of 
this conference the Majestic may re- 
open within six weeks. 

SKETCH WITH DICKENS. 

Ben Barnett has completed a sketch 
dealing with the life of Charles 
Dickens at the time of his first visit 
to America in 1842. 

The sketch has four characters. It 
is called "Boz," after the pen name 
given him in his early youth. 

Dickens was about 30 at the time of 
his first visit to these' shores. 



Cummings and Mitchell Separated. 

Roy Cummin gs reopens in vaudeville 
next week, as Roy Cummings and- 
Girlie. He was formerly with Ruth 
Mitchell (Cummings and Mitchell) 
with "Hitchy Koo." Miss Mitchell re- 
mains with the show, where she has 
been given a part. 

Vincent Serrano In Latt Playlet. 

Chicago, Sept 25. 

In Chicago now Vincent Serrano is 
rehearsing a playlet for vaudeville, 
written by Jack Lait, called "Between 
the Lines." It calls for two principals, 
both men. 

Mr. Serrano will be represented in 
vaudeville by William Morris. 

Ernest; Storm Hat Divorce. 

Chicago, Sept. 25. 
Ernest Sturm of the quartet at the 
RiaTto last week, was granted a di- 
vorce from his wife, Freda Stone. 



Henderson's Closing Long Season. 

This week when all Coney Island of- 
ficially closes for the summer, Hender- 
son's Theatre with its vaudeville will 
also cease, after its longest season. 



LOEWS SOUTHERN TIME. 

1 With the dropping of a couple of 
towns in the south formerly booked 
by the Loew Circuit, LOew is how 
placing bills only in its own theatres v 
down there, at Augusta, Atlanta, Bir- 
mingham, Memphis and New Orleans, 
playing a split week in each. 

The southern houses are booked by-. 
Ernie Williams in the Loew office. 
• The house opening in South Bethle- 
hem, Pa., this week, is booked through 
the Loew office by Solly Turek, who 
also piaces the Sunday Loew vaude- 
ville in the 7th Avenue, New York, 
and Shubert, Brooklyn. 

PRODUCING FIRM. 

A new vaudeville office iii the Gaiety 
Building has* been opened by Bob 
Sterling and Irving Stone. Sterling 
is a former vaudeville artist and the 
writer of several songs. Stone is a 
vaudeville author and stager of acts. 
The company will confine itself to 
producing acts and publishing, the 
special songs used. "Gates to Para- 
dise," with 10 people, will be one of 
their first productions. 



LEON ERROL'S ACT. _ ...... .„ 

Chicago, Sept. 25. 
Next week in local vaudeville Leon. 
Erroll will debut in an act, headed by\ 
himself and carrying one other man. 

The booking, made by Jenie Jacobs 
in New York, calls for a salary of $1,- 
500 weekly during Errol's temporary 
stay in the varieties. 



Detroit Agent Branching Out. 

Detroit, Sept. 25. 
R. E. Mack, manager of the local 
International Vaudeville Exchange, 
will open offices- in develand^nd Buf- 
falo. 

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Tabs Sl Stock at Orpheum, Zanesville. 
Zanesville, O., Sept. 25. 
The Orpheum opened last week 
under the management of W. D. 
Brookover. The policy of the house 
will be musical tabs and stock. 



East and West Inter-Representation. 

Chicago, Sept. 25. 
Jake Sternad of Chicago and Jack 
Potsdam of New York will give each 
other mutual representation in their 
respectiye.citiei hereafter^-...^. .._...._,.. 

..New Booking -Arrangements. 
William Casey is again booking the 
Grand, New York, since Fally Markus 
decided to discontinue handling its 
bills, while the Olympic, Brooklyn, is 
now being booked by Walter J. Plim- 
mer. 



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New York, Sept. 9. . 
Editor Vabihtt: 

I notice several acts claim the origin 
of the much disputed idea, that of 
, liking the allies to horses. Jean Havez 
wrote the "Race" or the "World's 
Handicap" for me nearly one year ago 
and I have been using the recitation 
for The Stage Women's War Relief 
and other benefits, for the past nine 
- months.. 

I have proof of the above statement. 
Arthur Upson. 

Sept. 19. 

Editor VARiBTr: 

In Variett Sept. 13 an act doing a 
policeman and an Italian is accused of 
using material belonging to Al Haw- 
thorne (Hawthorne and Anthony). 

We are doing a policeman and 

Italian, and have been doing this act 

since February, 1916. Prior ' to that 

Mr. Roth did the same' act-with Tom 

I Murray since 1914. 

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Winnipeg, Sept. 17. 
Editor Vambtt: 

Our show was the first show to go 
across the Canadian line since the 
new draft (18-45). Professionals will 
under no circumstances be allowed 
to enter any part of Canada without 
.necessary credentials which they can 
get for the asking from their own 
Local Board. 

/ They must have their registration 
card showing that they have regis- 
tered. They must have a permit from 
their Local Board allowing them to 
leave the States and enter Canada. 
This permit is a regular form blank. 
Without this permit it will be im- 
possible to get into any part of Can- 
ada no matter what any. one in the 
States may say about it 

Americans in Canada are also stopped 
often on the street by officers to show 
their permits into Canada and failure 
to have it means arrest. Several in 
our show were stopped here this week. 
I was stopped twice, and after showing 
my registration card was asked for my 
permit. 

Joe McShane, 
x (McShane and Hathaway.) 



CALLING MUSIC HEN TOGETHER. 

A confidential notice sent out a few 
of the music publishers by Milton Weil 
of The Music Trades Company asks 
them to be his guests, today (Sept. 
27), at a special luncheon at the Re- 
publican Club, 54 West 40th street, 
where he will lay before them the out- 
line of a plan which is to solve some 
of the problems of the music publish- 
ing! business^ 

If the representatives assembling 
are in full accord, a general meeting 
will be called within the near future, 
when all music publishers will be 
asked to act on Mr. Weil's suggestions. 

The secrecy attending this first 
meeting has caused some speculation 
among the publishers. A leading pub- 
lisher, who has been invited, stated 
it was his belief, plans are about to be 
started to form a sort of a "Chamber 
of Commerce"'- .-for -the-musie publish- - 
ing industry which will make it a dis- 
tinct factor. 



HENRY MARSHALL STAGING. 

Henry I. Marshall is actively en- 
gaged in the production end of vaude- 
ville. He is concerned in the staging 
of several acts of his own and others 



which he is staging for Emily Ann 
Wellman and Jack Morris. 

In preparation are "Sweet and 
Pretty," a' 35-minute musical version 
of "Charley's Aunt," and "The Pursuit 
of Happiness" an allegorical playlet, 
to follow Miss Wellmans' "White 
Coupons," which Marshall also staged. 
A musical act written by Harry B. 
Smith and Marshall is additional. 

Marshall may return to vaudeville 
again with two girl dancers known as 
the Misses Cloter and Quinn. The ' 
girls will probably use different names 
when the turn is ready. 

H. Bart McHugh and Marshall have 
in rehearsal a new allegorical musical 
phantasy entitled 'The Pursuit Of 
Happiness," with the book, music and 
lyrics by Marshall. In the cast of sis 
are Mildred Alain, Helen Guniher and . 
George Douglas. 

"Birds of a Feather," a new anatomi- 
cal fantasy, written by Leon Kimberly 
for Bert Ford and Pauline Price (Edw. 
S. Keller). 

'The Dummy" is to be produced by 
Arthur Klein from a book by Harry 
B. Smith with words and music by 
Henry I. Marshall. 



GEO. YEOMAN-BIG TIME. 

Indianapolis, Sept. 25. 

This week at Keith's, Indianapolis, 
is George Yeoman and "Lizzie," with 
other big time engagements to follow 
including a tour of the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit startng Jan. 12 next. 

It's 12 years since Mr. Yeoman last 
played a big time house. He has been 
monologing since and now has a turn 
written by James Madison. "The Liz- 
zie" of the title is a mythical person 
Mr. Yeoman talks to and about daring 
the act. » 



JAZZ BAND OF » PIECES. 

A jazz band composed of 20 pieces 
is the objective of Irving ("Buggs") 
Bochner, who is now in New York, 
attending to the matter. 

An amusement promoter, says Mr. 
Bochner, suggested the 20-piece jazz- 
ing aggregation. 

PLAYING FOR MOSS. 

Danny Simmons, of the B. S. Moss 
office, has signed Welch, Mealy and 
Montrose, Old Homestead 5, and Gal- 
lerini Sisters for eight weeks on the 
Moss Circuit. 



SHACKELFORD RESIGNS. 

Atlantic City, Sept 25. 

Ernest W. Shackelford has resigned 
from the management of the Million 
Dollar Pier. He will leave the resort 
about Jan. 1. He has been in charge 
of the pier for the past three years, 
said to be the most successful since it 
was built. 

Mr. Shackelford was formerly man- 
ager of Young's Ocean (old) Pier. He 
has many outside financial interests. 



Harry Bailey Managing Camp Theatre. 

Sol F. Klarberg has been transferred 
from the Buffalo theatre, Camp Upton, 
L. I., to the management of the Lib- 
erty, Camp Pike,- Little Rock, Ark. He 
was for met!/ 'associated with the In- 
terstate's Southern houses. 

Harry A. Bailey recently of the Al- 
hambra, New York, is now in charge 
of the Buffalo at Upton. 

There is also a Liberty theatre at 
Upton. It is the big house of the 
camp, managed since opening by Geo. 
H. Miller.' 



WAR SONG CONTEST SPREADING. 

The War Animated Song Contest, 
started at the Fifth Avenue last week, 

Snd having its final there Tuesday 
ight, is going to go over the Greater 
New York small time circuit booked 
out of the United Booking Offices. 

This week the Greenpoint started a 
contest. It will follow into the 34rd 
Street, Keith's, Jersey City, 425th 
Street and 58th Street, as far as at 
present laid out. 

- At the opening of the contest Mon- 
day night at the Greenpoint it's re- 
ported the box office showed $200 more 
than on the Monday night previously, 
although in New York Monday night 
of this week was "off" in the vaudeville 
theatres, generally. 

The Fifth Avenue Tuesday night held 
lamost complete capacity before eight 
o'clock. 



COLINI CLAIMS LOYALTY. 

William Colini who has a dancing 
act in vaudeville known as "Colini's 
Variety . Dancers," has recently been 
annoyed by several rumors intimating 
he was not an American citizen. 

Colini arrived in this country 20 
years ago and played for the western 
vaudeville managers and other cir- 
cuits. 

He became a naturalized U. S. citizen in 
Chicago, in 1905 and married a Chicago 
girl of Irish parentage. Her father 
held a Chicago city job for many years. 

Since the war started his two broth- 
ers enlisted) and are now fighting in 
France. <, 

His act has taken part in many bene- 
fit performances for the Red Cross and 
other war charities. 

The act is now on the big time under 
the direction of H. B. Marinelli. 



STERNAD'S CAMP SHOWS. 

The first of the Jake Sternad camp 
shows, consisting of seven acts, will 
open a tour of the cantonments at 
Camp Dodge, Oct 3-4-5-6, while on the 
same date a Sternad vaudeville outfit 
will start at Camp Custer with still a 
third of the Sternad units to open at 
Camp Grant Oct. 7-8-9. 
• Sternad has an understanding with 
the offices' controlling the camp book- 
ings whereby if the shows. he books 
fad to meet satisfaction they can be 
cancelled, or Sternad can cancel them, 
if the camps do not prove financially 
satisfactory. 

B. B. Circus Closing Nov. 2. 

Chicago, Sept. 25. 

The Barnum and Bailey Circus has 
arrived in the southwest after a coast 
tour. Business at the coast was bad. 

The outfit is now playing the Texas 
stands. It will close its season Nov. 2 
at Memphis. 

The Ringling Circus is closing two 
weeks earlier than last season, being 
Oct. 18 at Clarksdale, Miss. 

The Hagenbeck-Walace show, which 
has fared badly this season, closes 
Oct. 6, some weeks earlier than last 
year. 



Billers Strike in Jersey City. 

A billposters' strike is on in Jersey 
City. Some of the agents in there with 
feature films and also the local amuse- 
ment places had some trouble for 
several days getting up outside bill- 
ing, with the local press relied upon. 



Muriel Worth Back in New Act. 

Muriel Worth, who left vaudeville 
when marrying "Dutch" Leonard, the 
ball player, is returning to vaudeville 
in a new act carrying .three people. 
Her husba*d-has been. drafted....: _ 

Arthur Kelin will direct the turn. 



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ILL AND INJURED. 

Buhla Pearl (Mrs. Walter Buhl) was 
operated upon at St. Joseph's Hospital, 
Chicago, last week for appendicitis. 

Bob Dailey, ill for six weeks, re- 
appeared on Broadway this week, back 
to his normal self. 

Johnnie Collins, the U. B. O. booker, 
injured about two weeks ago in an 
auto accident, was able to be about 
Wednesday. 

B. Iden Payne is reported slightly 
better at the Flushing (L. I.) hospital, 
where he was operated on for appendi- 
citis. He was not out of danger up 
to Wednesday. 

F. Ray Comstock, who fractured his 
ankle while playing golf on Long 
Island last month, returned to his 
office this week with the .aid ef 
crutches. 

Jo Paige Smith returned .to his office 
last Friday, after being confined to his 
home for same days. The agent has 
been subject to fainting spells ever 
since he went northward on a fishing 
trip early in the summer. 

The following are ill at the Ameri- 
can Theatrical Hospital, Chicago: 
Georgia Kema ("Speedway Girls"), 
Hilda Martin (Haynaarket stock bur- 
lesque), William Cunningham (book- 
ing agent), Joseph Rossi (Chicago 
Opera Co.). 

Frank Wirth, the Australian trick 
rider and manager of the equestrienne 
act called the Wirth Family, has re- 
turned to the Ringling circus, after an 
attack of typhoid fever. He was in a 
Minneapolis hospital for six weeks. 

While Carter De Haven and Flora 
Parker were going through their act 
Monday matinee at the Majestic, Chi- 
cago, their daughter, Majorie, six 
years old, was undergoing' an opera- 
tion for appendicitis at the Washing- 
ton Park Hospital. . After the turn 
Miss Parker collapsed; The operation 
was successful. 



Bert Taub 



Sampter'a Naw Musical Revue. 
Martin Sampter is sponsoring a mu- 
sical revue called "Are Your There/' 
to play the cantonments. The show is 
said to be new and framed especially 
for the Liberty Theatres. 



MARRIAGES. 

> (."Love ; Farm") to Patty 
Dennison (Winter Garden show, Chi- 
cago) at Pittsburgh. 

Eleanor Kern (partner of Ernestine 
Gordon) to Sergt. C. D. Levandowski, 
Aviation Corps, at, Berkley, Gal., last 
week. ' 

Carolyne Scoville to Daniel Diehl at 
Camp Funston, Kan., Sept. 16. Both 
members of the Milton Schuster show, 
playing the cantonments. 

Mrs. Dollie Beeson (nee Weston) 
to Harry Brown (non-professional) at 
the Little Church Around the Corner, 
New York, Sept. 12. They will make 
their home at 907 Gervais street,; 
Columbus, S. C. 

Thomas Robbins of Attleboro and 
Hattie Atwood of Profile View, N. H., 
were married recently in Providence, 
R. I. Mr. Robbins, until a short time 
ago , in vaudeville (having traveled 
with Marvel, Priscello and other ' 
hypnotists), met his bride while tour- 
ing New Hampshire. 

BIRTHS. 

Ted and Margie Banks^.in New York, 
Sept. 23, son. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parker (direc- 
tor in Douglas Fairbanks' studio), at 
Los Angeles, last week, daughter. 

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Carbrey, Sept. 
19, daughter. The mother is profes- 
sionally known as Pauline Lorimer; » 

Mr. and Mrs. Al Weston, at Lying-in- 
Hospital, Chicago, Sept. 16, daughter. 
Mrs. Weston is professionally Babe 
Clark. 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Orkin, at 
Elliott Hospital, Boston, daughter. 
The mother is Mary Ruby of the 
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r* IN AND OUT. 

Walter Scanlon left Proctor's, New- 
ark, Saturday through loss of voice. 
He also cancelled Poli's, New Haven, 
first half this week. 

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CASUALTIES. 

Richard Marshall is recovering in 
France from wounds received at the 
front. He was formerly treasurer of 
the Majestic, Los Angeles. 

Jack Lynch is in the Base Hospital 
Mineola, L. I. (Ward No. 5), where he 
may be seen or letters addressed to 
him. 

Pvt. Lyle R. Mabrey, 308th Inf. Band, 
was severely wounded in action, Aug. 
31, and is now convalescing. Louise 
Astor, his wife, received the official 
notification. 

The ion of Charles Simone, the Gen- 
eral Film Exchange manager at New 
Haven, has been gassed twice since 
reaching the battlefront with Per- 
shing's troops. 

H. E. Belford, recently killed in an 
aeroplane accident at Leaside Camp, 
Toronto, was vice-president of the I. 
A. T. S. E. local 406 in Moose Jaw, 
Sask. 

Jimmy Martin (Martin, Roberts and 
Tones), gassed while in action on the 
Western Front, according to a letter 
just received by his two former part- 
ners. He writes he is now in a base 
hospital <iear Paris and doing nicely. 

L. Andrew Cattle, of Chicago, and 
a professional 1 , was wounded in France. 
He is recovering in a hospital over 
there. Mr. Castle is a machine gun- 
ner with the Amer. E. F. Information 
of his injury was received at the New 
York offices of the Actors' Equity As- 
sociation. 

Corporal Harry C. Frey, killed in 
action Aug. 20, was well known in. 
vaudeville as one of the Frey Twins. 
He was married, 25 years old, and lived 
at 155 Audubon avenue, New York. He 
had been wrestling instructor at Camp 
Upton and left for France in April 
with Battery C, 304th Field Artillery 
He was a brother of Captain Charles 
Daniel Frey of the American Protec- 
tive League at Washington. His twin, 
Sergeant Harvey L. Frey, is with the 
, U. S. Customs. Bureau. 

Edward Hayes of New York is in , 
Paris as a K. of C. secretary. 

W. A. Jones, 42d Co., 154th Depot 
Brigade, Camp Meade, Md. 

Jack Stern (Douglas-Newman Music 
Co.), ordered to Camp Greenleaf, Ga. 

Arthur Lyons (formerly with Harry 
Shea), at Camp Gordon, Ala. 

Fred Goodwins (playing with Bryant 
Washburn's film company), leaves 
for an officers' training camp. 

W. T. Walker, stationed at El Paso. 
Tex., has been honorably discharged 
from the Army. 

Will Dillon, stationed at Camp Hum- 
phries, Va\, is not Will Dillon, the song 
writer (who is not in the Service). 

L. A. Rahe, formerly with the Ed 
Rush offices, now in the Navy, has been 
assigned film detail work in New York. 

James Clark (vaudeville) has enlisted 
for service with the British-Canadian 
forces in Siberia. 

Monty Brice (song writer; formerly 
writing with Jimmy Monaco) ordered 
to Army Transport Division last week. 

Louis Muller (Feiber & Shea) ap- 
pointed manager Liberty Theatre, 
Camp McClcllah, " Aftniston, Ala; •"'■■' " '"-' " " 

Willie Sufface (Meyer Cohen Music 
Co.), ordered to report this week to 
Camp Gordon. 

Tom Stuart (William Collier com- 
pany), in the Q. M. Corps and sta- 
tioned at Fort Slocum, N. Y. 

Fred Hubener (manager of the Gar- 
den, Richmond Hill, L. I.), ordered to 
the Syracuse Camp, Sept. 25. 



Gus Kleinicke (formely musical 
director for Fritzi Scheff) is at Fort 
Hancock, Ga., where he is bandmaster. 

William. F. Young (Young and 
Wheeler) ordered to Camp Gordon, 
Ga. 

Lewis J. Rosenberg transferred to 
33d Field Artillery, 11th Division, Camp 
Meade, Md. 

William J. Kelly (Reel Guys Co.), 
19th Co., C A. C, Fort Hancock, N. Y., 
promoted to corporal. 

Arthur J. Grebner is in the Casualty 
Company at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, 
Pa. 

Jack White (former cabaret enter- 
tainer) at the New Hampshire College, 
U. S. Training Camp, .Durham, N. H., 
Co. A. 

Lew Sharp ("Five Merry Young- 
sters") is in the Service under his own 
name, Louis Syilles, Battalion No. 15, 
Camp Greenleaf, Ga. 

Clarence B. Lovell is a sergeant with 
the 301st Ammunition Train, American 
Expeditionary Force, France. He was 
a manager before entering the service. 



VARIETY 

HAS NO 

FREE LIST 

Due to the regulations of the 
War Industries Board, as men- 
tioned on Page 11 of this issue, 
and through the Post Office 
Department deciding that the 
complimentary copies sent by 
Variety to theatrical men in the 
service were "sample copies," 
Variett has regretfully discon- 
tinued mailing its weekly issues 
to soldiers and sailors who were 
in theatricals before entering 
the service. 

From many letters received 
Variety was very gratefully re- 
ceived by all of the several hun- 
dreds of men on Varieties ser- 
vice list. 

If relatives or friends of the- 
atrical men in the service wish 
them to continue to secure 
YARiETr it will be forwarded on 
receipt of a subscription in their 
names for one month or one 
year or any interim period at 
the present subscription rates — 
$4 in the United States and $5 
foreign annually. 



Fred Esmelton leaves "Watch Your 
Neighbor" as soon as a substitute can 
be secured. He has received a com- 
mission in the army. 

Herman Barrens is assistant amuse- 
ment director ata Camp Gordon, Ga. 
Fred Berrens is a seaman in the 
transport service. " 

Harry Chapman (Atlas Comedy 
Four) has joined the army and is a 
member of Truck 516, Camp Humph- 
reys, Virginia. 

Lieut. M. S. Bentham, U. S. N., ap- 
pointed aide for Third Naval District, 
with headquarters at Bensonhurst, 
L. I. 

Milt Lewis, brother of Al Lewis 
(Lewis & Gordon), at Camp Meyer, 
Va. He is to enter Major-General 
Crowder's office in Washington. . 

George Harcourt (dancer), has been 
put" on special detail in the Fifth -En- 
gineers Training Regiment, Camp 
Humphreys, Va. 

Bud McPherson (Belle and Bud Mc- 
Pherson) has enlisted for foreign mili- 
tary duty, through Canadian recruit- 
ing channels. 

Charles Withers ("For Pity's Sake") 
at Fort Slocum, N. Y., has joined the 
(Continued on page 25) 



John Provan, known professionally 
as Scottie Provan, now at the battle 
front in France, in writing to New 
York says that in addition to soldering 
in the trenches he has found time to 
jump over to the nearest Y hut and 
put on his vaudeville .turn, the Scotch 
comedian enclosing one of the small 
bills the Y used to advertise his ap- 
pearance. The most amazing part of 
his entertaining stunt was that he had 
to return to the firing line at 6 o'clock. 
This is the first report Where a former 
yaudevillian in addition to entertain- 
ing the soldiers for awhile was ordered 
right back- to the front line trenches. 
Provan recently had a furlough and 
spent it in Paris. 

Sailor William Reilly, who has ap- 
peared in local vaudeville houses on 
leave from the Navy, will do no more 
vaudevilling for the present as he is 
assigned to special Liberty Loan drive 
work, spending one week in Pittsburgh 
as the guest of the Banker's Club. 
Reilly, with a musical accompaniment 
by the Pelham Bay band, stood on the 
top of the new Selwyn theatre awning 
last week and sang songs, with a pic- 
ture camera working while Reilly put 
in all of the gestures. Reilly was due 
in Washington this week for some 
special entertaining stunts. - 

The War Hospital Entertainment 
Association 'has added one more link to 
its claim of hospital theatres. This is 
at the U. S. General Hospital, No. 3, 
Colonia, N. J., newly established under 
the auspices of the Red Cross where 
the maimed who return from the war 
will be taught useful crafts and oc- 
cupations which will enable them to 
earn a remunerative livelihood in spite 
of their infirmities. 

Fred Harten, 57th Regt. Artly. Band, ' 
A. E. F. in France, has organized a 
nine-piece jazz band which gives fre- 
quent entertainments at the various 
base hospitals and at the Y. M. C A. 
.'.■Huts." The majority of the jazzers 
are from New York and were former 
professional musicians. v - 

A farewell vaudeville entertainment 
was held recently at Camp Mc Arthur - 
by the 5th Battl. Inf. in which Pvt. 
F. 0. Williams, former assistant man- 
ager of the Globe, Kansas City, was 
the master of ceremonies. Through 
the courtesy of manager Harrison of 
the_ Orpheum, Waco, Tex., the entire 
Pantages bill was transported to the 
- camp. The entertainers included, Zene 
and Mandel, Aerial Patts, Mr. and Mrs. 
Jack Aarros, Ford and Goodrich f Dot- 
tie Vau, Mazie Oliver, Mae Whitfield, 
Jack Oliver, Foster Hoffman ("Flirta- 
tion" Co.), Rose Mary King, Vivian 
Osborne, W. L. Thorne, Kenneth Grat- 
tan, John J. Farrell, Charles Hathaway, 
Edward McDermott ("Notorious Del- 
phine" Co.), Sergt. Earl M. Castle 
(Castle-Davis Trio) rendered a number 
of saxophone solos. 

Al Jolson, by arrangement with 
Major-General Barnett of the Marine 
Corps, appeared in Washington, "Sun- 
day, and sang for the general staff and 
several thousand marines, his "Tell 
That to the Marines." The number 
has been accepted as an official song 
by the marine corps. 

At Larchmont, N. Y., Sept. 20, for the 
Red Cross, at St. John's Parish House, 
by E. F. Albee^ Van and Schenck, 



Gregory and A. L. Wright. They are 
members of the Over There League. A 
few nights following Will M. Cressy, 
Blanche Dayne, Helen Goff, Helen 
Davis (Over There League) furnished 
the show. '' 

Lewis Riley, detailed to entertain in 
the camps in France, appeared at the 
American Soldiers' and Sailors' Club 
concerts in Paris, assisted by Leo 
Freddy. 

' At the Walter Reed Hospital, Wash- 
ington, D. C, Sept. 17, through Keith's 
(Roland S. Robbins, manager). The 
hospital holds wounded boys from the 
front. Manager Robbins escorted the 
party. Included were United States 
Senator Reed of Missouri, General 
Emmett Newton and DeWitt - Lillie- 
bridg*. The artists were Blanche Ring, 
"Crosby's Corners" and the brass band 
(with Felix Rush), Joe Jackson, Olga 
and Mishka, all appearing at Keith's 
last week. Mr. Robbins is arranging 
a performance weekly for the hospital. 
The entertainment Sept. 17 was the 
second he had given last week there, 
with the first show consisting of Mc- 
Kay's Scotch Lads and Lassies. 

Corporal Donald MacDonald," late of 
'Toot Toot," and now with the Marine 
Corps at Camp Fuller, Paoli, Pa., was 
the director of a vaudeville show 
given by the marines of the camp at 
the Grand Opera House,. West Chester, 
Pa., Sept. 19. The following appeared: 
Corporal MacDonald, Sergeant G. 
Shepmoes, Corporals Wallie Lewis, Al- 
fred Freund, John P. Eichmiller (with 
squad), Ralph C. Shireman, Sigurd 0. 
Hermar.sen, Hugh N. Bancroft, Pri- 
vates Donald Mover, Earl Smith, Hey- 
ward Wever, Harvey Wheeler, John 
G. Whittier, Louis Gardner, Louis 
Brown, Jack Hempel and James T. 
Shine. Also Miss Bessie Phillips, a 
"daughter of the Marines." Corporal 
John P. Eichmiller announced and 
Private J. ~E. Foreman was stage man- 
ager. 

Two concerts were held last week 
at Camp Merritt, N. J., under the 
auspices of the K. of C, arranged by 
Mrs. Carrie V. King. Those who 
entertained were: Mme. Mai Kalna, 
Ethel Morrison, Amelia Summerville, 
"K. C B. f " Joy Sweet, Lily Sutherland, 
Jessie Morris, Ethel MacDonough, 
Helen Lyons, Webster Norcross, 
Arthur Carter, Davis Quixano, Mr. and - 
Mrs. George Spink. 

Headed by Tavie Beige the company 
of "Fiddlers' Three" visited a United 
States battleship in the harbor last 
Sunday afternoon and gave a per- 
formance before 700 sailors. 

May Irwin made a special trip to 
Clayton, N. Y., to give an entertain- 
ment Wednesday night for the Red 
Cross. 

Keith's Military Boys' Band camped 
Sunday afternoon in Van Cortlandt 
Park with their own equipment, in- 
cluding cook tents. One hundred and 
fifty were in the detachment under the 
direction of W. B. Sleeper, who gives 
his special attention to the Keith band, 
organized and maintained by A. Paul 
Keith and E. F. Albee. The boys gave 
a concert during the afternoon. 

Sunday evening, Sept. 29, a free per- 
formance for men in the Service will 



Eddie- Dowling, Six Kirksmith Sisters -be gi vcn -by«Head Over Heels," at the 
and pictures. Cohan. 

Fifty-one wounded marines, men 
who saw service at Chateau Thierry 
and are now in the hospital at Nor- 
folk, Va., were the guests of Otto 
Wells and the management of "Flo- 
Flo" at the theatre Sept 18. Betty 
(Continued on page 24.) 



The American Ambulance men sta- 
tioned at Longchamp, France, under 
the command of Lieut. Pierre J. Le 
May, were entertained recently by 
Billy Gould with his "Yankee Doodle 
Five." The entertainers included 
Louise Carlyle, Renne Dietrich, Gilley 



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If 



THE SKIRT" SAYS— 

(Speaking of Women— mostly) 



By THE SKIRT 



Lew Kelly at the Columbia this week 
may carry his show through on the 
strength of his interesting experiences 
while on the other side, which Mr. 
Kelly tells about during the second act. 
The show is so bad, it wasn't sur- 
prising to see a potatoe thrown over 
the footlights Tuesday matinee, while 
one of these awful burlesque French- 
men was on. Only the splendid 
discipline of the house saved the sit- 
uation then. Mr. Kelly is always 
funny, but he is using only the old 
stuff. 

The really popular feature Tuesday 
at the Columbia was the orchestra's 
playing all the important bugle calls 
named in turn by the drummer. 

Lucille Manion is utterly wasted in 
this show. She deserves something 
better. Brunet in type with an abun- 
dance of personality and a splendid 
voice, Miss Manion also possesses that 
rare gift of clothing herself becoming- 
ly. A^pink silk heavily embroidered 
in silver was prettily draped with no 
trimming. As an aviator a dull blue 
tunic and pants had white leggings 
and helmet. There was a blue brocade 
cape with mole collar add cuffs. A 
white lace dress had an emerald green 
overdress. 

The chorus, working hard with little 
material, wore one costume of note. 
As aviators the tights were of tan 
with closely fittings Jerseys of a light 
shade. Leggings, helmets and gloves 
were of leather. 

The Palais Royal restaurant has a 
floor show which wiii please no matter 
what the mood. Vou remember pretty 
girls- and a riot of color and expensive 
materials. The girls in the large type 
are Rita Lee, Tulle Lindahl, Helen 
Herenden, Venita Fitzugh and many 
others. There seemed no end of girls. 
All the costumes were worth mention- 
ing, but they were too numerous. -One 
set of silver and gold, used for a 
patriotic finale, is too handsome to 
overlook. 

"For I remember stopping by the way 
To watch a Potter thumping his wet 

Cicl V " 

And with its all obliterated Tongue 
It murmured, 'Gently, Brother, gently 
pray."* 
Those few lines hang over the little 
stage of the Martinique Omar Khayam 
Room, where Gus Edwards' new revue 
holds forth. Mr. Edwards has put on 
too good a show for any one to "pan." 
When numbers make you forget the 
nice, long, cool drink before you they 
must be good. Mercedes Lorenz, one 
of the four principal women, looks 
well, and puts over her songs in 
splendid style. Of the several cos- 
tumes worn by Miss Lorenz a deep 
blue net, made short and trimmed with 
tiny ruffles edged in silver, made the 
best impression. In a "Parcel Post" 
number short pants were covered by a 
tiny skirt in two shades of blue, with 
coral velvet ribbons used on the edges. 
An Irish number was done in pale 
green net, made in points with darker 
green velvet for the jacket. There 
was also the inevitable high hat. 
Kathleen Hichens, Irene Martin and 
Eleanor Pierce also liven things along, 
and are beautifully gowned. The eight 
girls in a camouflage song are uniquely 
dressed in chiffon of many shades. 
Even- the stockings look-like^ our 
battleships lying over in the Hudson. 
For a cabaret show in dressing it lacks 
nothing. 

At the Palace this week the Morton 
Family held forth. After intermission 
in three separate acts the Mortons 
show they are still there. Clara Mort, 



when doing what she calls a "Solo 
Songologue," changes her clothes three - 
times. Her first costume was rather 
eccentric in as much as the short skirt 
was - worq. over long trousers that 
fitted the calves closely. The skirt 
bounded in four rows of brilliants' was 
faced in green. A tammie made in 
points decorated her long curls. An 
Indian costume was in gold cloth with 
black poppies. There was also a fan- 
tastic soldier suit in blue satin. 

Naomi Glass (with Paul Morton) 
was prettily dressed in the palest of 
green satins made full of skirts and a 
baby waist. A white lace dress made 
on the same lines hid a short dancing 
frock of blue chiffon. Of the Mortons 
(four) the mother (Kitty) wore a blue 
tailored suit with a black velvet hat 
trimmed with Osprey. Little Martha 
Morton, although not very little but 
rather tall, with a wealth of auburn 
curls was sensibly dressed in a brown 
plaid cloth dress. The skirt was made 
double and pleated and had white 
revers. " Young Joe Morton is a well 
set up boy of the smaller type. His 
tuxedo fitted perfectly. At the con- 
clusion of the turn when the entire 
family appeared for the finale it was 
a picture to see father, mother and 
four dandy children. 

The Gardiner Trio opening the Pal- 
ace show, do a patriotic finish in white 
satin. Frances Renault, dressing as 
well as ever, appeared first in a short 
fur cape over a dress of bronze se- 
quins and lace. His huge hat was 
trimmed in osprey. An eld fashioned 
dress was carried out in blue brocade 
with a gold lace ruffle. A huge bon- 
net was made of tulle. His dress 
that drew applause from the huge 
audience was of fish scales of silver 
with a black velvet mantle. The large 
hat was trimmed with yellow para- 
dise. 

Lucille Cavanagh, in a pretty danc- 
ing act,, was most elaborately gowned. 
Her first dress was lovely in its 
simplicity. The first skirt was ankle 
length and tight There was an over 
dress . of white net with tiny ruffles 
and the bodice was a short coatlike 
effect in white satin. The hat was of 
red, turban in shape and trimmed 
with feathers of the same shade. An 
Indian costume was of silver made 
in one straight piece. It was edged at 
every seam in black points. For her 
last gown Miss Cavanagh choosed yel- 
low. The skirt very short was caught 
up at one side revealing black lace 
trunks. The skirt edged in green had 
an orange poppy at the belt. There was 
a mauve hat with a blue chin strap. 
It was a dress of many colors but 
well blended. 

Anna Chandler has come all the way 
from the Metropolitan, Brooklyn, to 
the American, New York, in the same 
.mauve taffeta dress. 

Lily, of George and Lily Gardner, 
was" in red net over white. A good- 
looking dress on a large woman was 
of a heavy lace made in two flounces, 
with bodice and side draperies of pink 
crystals. The wearer was of Holden 
and Herron. 

The girl of McDonald and Cleveland 
was in black satin, with front and 
back panels of black sequins. A wide 
red sash was worn well over the hips. 

Dainty little Marie Doro, according 
to her own statement, is not the Marie 
Doro of old. She claims to have been 
reborn about two years ago — a sort 
of reincarnation, as it were. Just how 
it affects her daily life makes an in- 
teresting little tale. Get her to tell 
it to you. It's most interesting. 



THE AMERICAN ON LEAVE 

By SERGT. EDWARD HARTMAN 

>(Now with the American E. F. in France, attached to Headquarters Services of 
Supply. Before enlisting, Sergt. Hartman was on the New York staff of VARIETY.) 



France, Aug. 29. 

Four months in France, then what? 
Oh, la,' la I 

A seven-day leave. Sure, there's the 
grouch who says he's been over for 
nine months and hasn't had one yet. 
He's out of luck. 

They take off the privilege every 
now and then when they think there 
is too much work to be* done and you 
can't be spared, but be up and awake 
and when the time is ripe get in the 
old document and get away while the 
getting is good and enjoy one whole 
week at Aix Les Bains, the hub of the 
Savoie leave area for A E. F. troops 
in France. 

It's the biggest hand-out of trip to 
France, and Uncle himself is doing the 
trick. He has a representative at the 
station- to meet you, and within half 
an hour after arrival you are installed 
in a real "three squares" a day hotel, 
with a room for you and your Buddy 
(you always want to have Bud along 
to share in the fun), with real bed: 
-with sheets and everything. "Good- 
night! This layout will put the bank- 
roll in the morgue," flashes through 
your mind. But, no, the old bankroll 
of Uncle Sam is there to prevent' this, 
and for seven delicious nights you 
slumber between sheets and eat break- 
fast at the hour you desire. 

What could be sweeter in a soldier's 
life? 

Not a bugle is sounded and not a 
formation to be stood. And do you 
eat those meals?" Well, now, ask the 
doughboy from the line or the mule- 
skinner from the S. O. S. (Services of 
Supply). 

They are French, but then there is 
plenty to them, and the lack of neces- 
sity for a mess kit with no washing 
after is one joyous thrill. 

"What are we going to find to do 
for seven days?" is a question that 
crops up that first morning after the 
old clock has crept around to ten and 
you are devouring your eufs sur le plat 
(fried eggs), avec chocolate et du pain 
(bread). There's a fellow there whose 
time is about up and. he is going back 
toute de suite. He knows the ropes, 
and the first advice given is to visit 
the Y. M. C. A. Aw, say, is that all 
we get in this place? Take his advice 
anyway even if you have spent many 
a night in the Y. M. C. A. hut back in 
camp. 

It's the surprise of your life when 
you strike this one Sure, you look 
for a hut, but none is to be found. 
Say, bo, where is this Y. M. C. A. 
they talk about? "There it is in front 
of you, greeny." Wow! No? That 
swell joint? Gee, look at me hobs 
(hob-nail shoes at present in vogue 
with the younger men in France). Did 
you get a flash at the Jane who just 
went in? She was talking American, 
too. Let's take a chance. 

This very building, which has been 
taken "over by the Y. M. C. A., is the 
famous Casino of Aix Les Bains, far 
famed as a second Monte Carlo. It is 
one the most beautiful buildings of its 
kind on the continent and easily one 
of the most complete in every detail. 
It has a theatre, ball, lounging and 
billiard rooms, with numerous little 
ins and outs. 

What is the soldier to do in the day- 
time? That's the Y. M. C. A.'s job, 
and they have taken it in hand in the 
right way; -Thers is never an: idle 
moment. Innumerable places of in- 
terest around Aix and trips are on tap 
for those that wish to go. Then there 
is that light amber fluid so appealing 
in long glasses, which, although not 
sold in the Y. M. C. A., abounds in the 
many attractive French cafes. Although 
said fluid is tres cher pur les soldates 



it is tres necessaire to make a vaca- 
tion complete. 

After you have climbed the heights 

to the Cat's Tooth, taken a swim in 

Lac Bourget or visited Mount Revard 

via the cog railway you arc ready for 

(Continued on page 21.) 

LETTERS FROM ENTERTAINERS. 

The extracts below are from letters 
received at the Little Theatre head- 
quarters of America's Over There The- 
atre League. 

The entertainers are with units sent 
over by the League to entertain our 
boys in France: 

Margaret Mayo and Amparito Far- 
rar, writing for the entertainers, and 
Sergeant H. E Vermilye, expressing 
the appreciation of the American fight- 
ing men for the. work which is being 
done for them, emphasize the need for 
volunteers from the stage in even 
greater numbers than before. 

"Already two of the units have vis- 
ited us," writes Sergeant Vermilye, 
attached to S. S. IT. 650, U. S. A Am- 
bulance Service with the A E. F. "The 
first was Will Cressy's outfit, and they 
went over big— particularly little Helen 
Davis. Billy Gould's company was the 
other, and they too made an enormous 
hit. Perhaps Renee Dietrich (Wright 
and Dietrich) walked away with most 
of the honors ; the men simply couldn't 
get enough of her. Each member of 
both units, however, received a mighty 
storm of applause. 

"Probably you good people at home 
don't quite know what a boon this sort 
of thing is. You would though, had 
you listened for months to ambitious 
and well-meaning people who love to 
recite 'Verdun* and other cheerful 
morsels, and whose idea of a rare 
treat is to sing consecutively the na- 
tional anthems of the United States, 
Great Britain and France— which, as 
you realize, does pall a bit. The only 
thing that saved us from the Italian's 
hymn is that it's too difficult for most 
singers to attack. --..'•' 

'When Mr. Cressy told us that they 
were the advance guard of a mighty 
army of real American actors and ex- 
plained about the meeting at the Pal- 
ace theatre, New York, the men 
yelled." 

Miss Farrar, the celebrated concert' 
soprano, insists that American enter- 
(Continued on page 21, Col. 4.) 

AN MP. IN FRANCE- 

France, Aug. 6. 
Dear Harry: 

Received your lengthy and very in- 
teresting letter of July 15th and was 
very glad indeed to hear from you. It 
certainly is a great pleasure to get a 
letter from home. The mail nowa- 
days is a little better than it has been 
in the past, but even so it does not 
come often enough for us. . Each and 
every one of us look anxiously every 
day for mail of some sort*. 

All I have done in the past two 
weeks is two hours gas alarm duty. 
This is strenuous work. A fellow must 
be on the alert every minute. In the 
daytime we have bunk fatigue. 

You ask in your letter why I could 
not tell you more in my letters. If 
you will look on the outside of the 
envelope containing this letter, you 
will understand just why I cannot 
write more. You will find the follow- 
ing words plainly printed : "I certify 
on my honor that the contents of this 
envelope refer to nothing but private 
and family matters." Being put on 
my honor, you can readily see that I 
cannot do otherwise than abide by 
the terms and conditions of the Army 
(Continued on page 21, Col. 3.) 



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LEW KELLY SHOW. 

Low Kelly was in London tor two seasons. 

Ho wont across to go Into an Albert De Cour- 
. vlllo rovue at the Empire, and subsequently 

played tho balls. Last out bore bo was fea- 
tured In Jack Singer's "Hello New York." 
which bad a Hummer run at tho Columbia. 
Lost season tho spot on the wheel was beld 
by tbc Loo Hascall show, wblch Is now filled 
by "the now Lew Kelly Show. 

Mr. Singer has furnished Kelly with very 
high grade support and a clean, colorful pro- 
duction, but tbere was no serious attempt to 
give him new material. Tbere are several 
exceptions in the now show, but for the main 
Holly is doing bits and lines with wblch bur- 
lesque patrons are as Intimate as bo Is. As 
40 per cent, of burlesque patronage are 
regulars It Is a question as to whether some 
criticism from that quarter will not be made. 
- It was no test at tho Columbia Tuesday night 
when tbe crowd slowly filtered In until there 
whb over capacity. They laughed and laughed 
a lot, In fact appeared to reap as much en- 
joyment as from anything on tbe wbeel. But 
' tbe Columbia draws a Bigger percentage of 
floaters than the average burlesque house. 

At that the Kelly show for the II rat four- 
fifths of the way totes a heavy batting aver- 
age and furnishes as good entertainment as 
the average musical attraction, wblch is 
nbout tho standard set by tbe first wheel. The 
show, io programed as presented In nine In- 
nings'; After the first session It loses all plot 
and sticks to bits and business. 

Lew en tors as the 'familiar professor dope 
plus the green spot halo which Is shelved after 
the entrance, and explains "I'm the fellow 
who thinks he's mo but he's not" He ^ad 
Just been run over by an auto but wasn't 
hurt, because be was under a bridge," and 
"Roger" stuck around too. Yet they laughed, 
liking the familiar bits more for the way 
thoy were handled than for what tbey are. 
. The entire first act ran along excellently, 
carried along at. a tempo that was admirable. 
Perhaps Vic Casmore has some credit coming 
' tor that, be being the stage manager. He also 
accounted for a French role very cleverly 
carried out and some bits later on. Tbe 
first "Inning" ran tor an even hour, the sec- 
ond section of the show the balanco of the 
"Innings." 

It ' was long after the second act started 
that Kelly appoared In "one," straight, for 
the first time In burlesque, to talk about things 
over there and some of bis experiences. Lew 
talked for. ten minutes and went over with 
a bang. A good deal of his talk was whole- 
heartedly patriotic and ended with an ex- 
pression of our determination to beat tbe 
Hun. Lew said that when he reached Lon- 
don it was In the midst of an air raid, and 
ns there were moonlight nights, that sort of 
thing kept up for sevoral weeks. Bvory time 
be went out he was chased Into a cellar, 
for If the Hun bombs didn't get you, anti- 
aircraft shrapnel might. Ho thought be 
knew every cobweb in London, but lived on 
In tho bopo t'jat be might bo cbasod into a 
wlno cellar. 

That was one of the new bits, and another 
was a short travesty on the "Thirteenth 
Chair." Kelly gave a abort synopsis of the 
plot of the actual play, "Bo that those who 
hadn't seen It would know what they were 
trying to do. Rather a good Idea Tbe bur- 
losquo Itself wasn't so hefty, but does woll 
onough. 

Chief aid to the Kelly proceedings and the 
other featured momber of 'the oast Is Lucille 
Mnnlon, who last season was with "The 
Behman Show." Developing rapidly within 
the last few seasons, Hiss Manlon Is now to 
be classed as one of tho neatest and nicest 
. appearing women In burlesque. She de- 
livers numbers with dispatch, and few can 
equal her in handling lines. Song numbers 
arc not the feature of tbe Kelly show, but 
Miss Manlon csme through with the first 
scoring song, It being "Smiles." She, too, 
bad an inning all alone, doing "Good for 
Nothing," followed by two recitations. One 
was a parody on "Gonga Dbln," supposed 
to havo been written by an American ambu- - 
lance driver and brought back by Kellyi The 
other was "Tho World's Series" in Berlin, 
by Fred McCioy, the Columbia manager. She 
also lead tbe first act finale, "Dixieland In 
France," the best staged number in the show. 

Of next Importance are Leona Earl and Bon 
Mulvey, who largely worked together. They 
sent over "Wonderful Baby" by injecting 
some lusty loving and kissing, the buBlneua 
being funny and cleverly carried out. They 
also had a donee number, tbero being very 
little stopping, by tho way. Jack HJomah 
handled a number or bite, nil being done well. 

The cboniB Is above the averago, the taller 
girls Including several very good lookers, 
and there are a good singing bunch, too. Mr. 
Slngor has "provided good looking duds — not 
perhaps so plentiful as In some shows, but 
enough, and nt all times tho ononis Is neat 
and attractive. There are two full stage 
sets, the first being well painted and tbe sec- 
ond being a natural picture with the Third 
Avo. "L" overhead, that some New Yorkers 
away from home will get homesick when they 
lamp It. 

"■' ' Towards the finish a chorus number went 
over for a bit, Oiling a gap fully In a position 
which can carry more heft. Kelry got back 
Into his old character for a few additional 
laughs, Ono came after Instructions to a 
waiter to go out and build an airplane out 
of a lot of paper— fly-paper, Lew oxplalned. 
Earlier ho had a comical bit with Mlas 
Manlon on tho breeding of automobiles. 

At tho Intermission the house orchestra 
caught tho house with f aithful impressions of 



bugle calls, the drummer announcing tho 
purpose of each. Reveille and pay days calls 
won laughs. 

The Kelly show Is fast, good entertainment, 
and (here Isn't a blue line at any time. The 
familiar bits shouldn't Interfere, for Kelly 
has been away. For next season new ma- 
terial will be in line, but for the current tour 
tbe Kelly name backed by show and cast 
should turn a nice profit Ibee. 



THE MISCHIEF MAKERS. 

'The Mischief Makers" (American Wheel), 
sponsored by F. W. Gerhardy, at the Olympic 
last week, may sound a bk coarse, but for tbe 
most part It Is clean. A pretty fair bunch of. 
chorus girls, "with several outshining the 
others. Ono girl seemed a bear for stepping 
a la buck negro fashion, but tbe threads at- 
tached to the upper part of ber bodice were 
more down than up. This girl also* kept grab- 
bing at the upper part of her Btocklnga and 
it doesn't fit In the general ensemble fitness. 
Another revealed a sweet, sympathetic soprano 
voice and she was recalled for an encore. 

On dressing Qerhardy's outfit stacks up 
woll, the number of changes not being as 
many and varied as with some of the other 
organizations, but sufficiently attractive to re- 
ceive commendation. Tbe number with the 
girls representing different phases of the In- 
dustrial jobs women are doing was well con- 
ceived. 

Scenlcally what sets are employed tor the 
two parts answer tbe purposes. 

In "bits" the first part sagged, due to the 
unnecessary length of several. 

The program saya the book, music, lyrics, 
dances and everything in the entire Bbow are 
tbe work of Joe Wilton. Wilton was with the 
same show last season and to make that cer- 
tain he announces In a song he wrote the sbow 
ano\ then played "straight," but making the 
sldoVbeel comics, Joe Freed and George Hart 
earn their money. 

Wilton does well enlugh, having a good 
stage appearance, but using too much of the' 
rough attitude toward. all of the other prin- 
cipals. Freed has Improved his comedy efforts. 
He was with Wilton last season and now 
works to better advantage. Hart acquits him-, 
self creditably, but seemed content at times to 
let Freed handle all tbe comedy. 

Johnny Crosby Ib doing a "wop" character 
and also a "dope" In the second part. Crosby 
may know little about "lines," but when warb- 
ling a ballad alone be Is there. 

Of the women, Mable Clark Is back, but 
keeping herself within bounds. Even In tbe 
finale of th« second part when she flashed ber 
"flgger" In full tights, she kept as decorous 
as was possible. Mabel Lee Is rather viva- 
cious and displayed herself in different out- 
fits of tights of resplendent colors., 

Gerbardy persists in laying particular stress 
on the program as to his "Paprika Chorus." 
As tbs most natural voice was that shown by 
one of the chorus girls, Rene Vlvlenne, she Is 
ontrusted wltb tbe prima donna work and 
handled her numbers with credltr^-Sbe also 
took time to demonstrate a nifty shape for a 
woman of Amazonian type. ■ 

Wilton has worked In a' "bit" of a serious 
nature with attention vividly directed on the 
war, wltb two principals dressed as a soldier 
nn<J nurse, respectively. It doesn't fit In bur- 
lesque but these are war times. But It stirs 
up patriotism through the unaffected way that 
the two characters are Impersonated. 

It Is not the best sbow on the wheel. Neither 
Ib It tbo worst. It strikes a sufficiently happy 
medium to hold Its own wltb the' majority. 

Mark. 

NATIONAL WINTER GARDEN OUT. 

With the business getting worse 
each recurring week at the National 
Winter Garden, the American Bur- 
lesque Association heads and the 
Minsky Brothers, operating the Gar- 
den, mutually agreed to discontinue 
the American bookings there after 
.Oct. 12. Stock will be resumed. 

None of the American shows has 
played to profit since the house start- 
ed burlesque early in August. 

Another theatre may be added, one 
adjacent to New York, but for the 
present the dropping of the Garden 
will put a week's layoff on the cir- 
cuit. 



LON HASCALL IN ACT. 

A vaudeville act has been forme i by 
Lon Hascall and Johnny Johnston. 

Mr. Hascall for several years was 
a feature in burlesque, leaving it after 
last season when he headed one of- the 
Jack Singer shows. 



CANCELLING CAMP STAND. 

Owing to the Spanish influenza epi- 
demic whiah has gripped the different 
army cantonments and camps in the 
east the American burlesque shows 
are passing up their regularly sched- 
uled dates for the Dix Theatre, 
Wrightstown, N. J., owing to the 
quarantine which has been placed on 
Camp Dix__and adjacent territory . 



LOUIE DACRE DIES.. 

Louie Dacre died Saturday, Sept. .21, 
at the Sloane Hospital, New York, of 
fibrous tumor. She had been suffering 
severely since Sept 1, and has been 
very ill for a year or more. Miss 
Dacre entered the hospital about three 
weeks ago to secure relief but without 
entertaining much hope. 

Services were held Tuesday in the 
Campbell Chapel, with Episcopalian 
services. The funeral arrangements 
were taken in charge by James Mc- 
Intyre (Mclntyre and Heath), father- 
in-law of the deceased. Henry Ches- 
terfield, representing the National 
Vaudeville Artists, of which Miss 
Dacre was a^member, paid tribute to 
the dead woman. Many . professionals 
and friends attended the services. 

Louie Dacre for many years occu- 
pied a position all her own in bur- 
lesque. She was known and famed 
throughout the circuits and in her day 
was a distinct drawing attraction. Of 
talent and quite some personal charm, 
Miss Dacre made herself felt in any 
performance. She contributed at dif- 
ferent times many writings of her own 
to Variety:. Several of these were in 
verse. 

In private life Miss Dacre was Mrs. 
William J. Mclntyre. Her husband is' 
now with "Paris by Night" (American 
burlesque wheel). Following her mar^ 
riage Mrs. Mclntyre started a suit for 
alienation of affections against her 
husband's father, but the case never 
reached trial. 

The deceased was around SO years of 
age- 

BURLESQUE CHANGES. 

James E. Cooper and Billy Wells af- 
ter a tour of their shows made a num- 
ber of changes in the casts. In "The 
Trail Hitters," Vic Plant has replaced 
Johnny Weber and Jack Dempsey is 
doing Charles Edwards' work. George 
Brennan is now in "A Mile a Minute," 
replacing Burt Scott. Elmer Tenley's 
part in the "Sight Seers" is being 
played by J. Karney. George Slocum 
has replaced Meyer Harrie in "Paris 
By Night" (Ed. F. Rush's show). In 
the "Blue Birds" Evelyn Ferriss re- 
places Sedal Bennett. 

Marjorie Hilton will join "High 
Fliers," replacing Grace Howard. 



IMPROVEMENTS ORDERED. 

As quickly as possible the executive 
heads of the American' Burlesque As- 
sociation are ordering changes in the 
shows that on their first eastern ap- 
pearance have failed to measure up to 
the standard set by the circuit. 

One of the first was the T. W. Din- 
kins' show, "Innocent Maidens," with 
others now instructed to strengthen 
and.. improve without delay. Morris 
Wainstock's "Military Maids" is under 
censorship, with Wainstock instructed 
to change his entire first part and also 
make at least two changes in his prin- 
cipals. 

James E. (Bluch) Cooper's "Trail 
Hitters," which had the title of "Army 
and Navy Girls" last season, is also 
under reorganization,' the scenery and 
costume, however, reported as being 
good. 

Several changes have been volun- 
tarily made in Ed. F. Rush's show, 
"Paris By Night." 

END OF GRAMLICH STOCKS. 

Owing to financial troubles and in- 
ability to pay salaries the last of the 
stock burlesque companies organized 
by Charles Gramlich, also credited 
with having written the pieces and 
staged them, which have been at the 
Warburton, Yonkers, now closed, and 
at the 14th Street, New York, is wind- 
ing up its unsuccessful organization 
this week. The withdrawal of Gram- 
lich from producing does not mean 
the closing of the 14th Street, which 
is under lease to the Feldman Amuse- 
ment Co. (Nick Feldman, general di- 
rector). The stock policy will be con- 
tinued there, with a new company, 
headed by Leo Stevens next week. 

The Stevens company, including 
Gertie DeMilt, May Leavitt-and others 
will be under the management of Feld- 
man. 



Feiber & Shea's Sunday Film in Ohio. 

Although other theatrical interests 
may continue the Sunday show plan 
in Ohio, the Feiber & Shea offices have 
decided that none of their Ohioan 
holdings will attempt any perform- 
ances on the Sabbath, but instead will 
offer straight picture shows. 



Musical Player, nt Grand, Columbus. 

Columbus, O., Sept. 25. 
The Musical Players at the Grand 
are playing their fifth week. They are 
putting on "Three Twins." This makes 
the 17th consecutive week in Colum- 
bus, as they played 12 weeks at a 
summer park in the suburbs. 



UNKNOWN CENSOR INSPECTED. 

The American Burlesque Associa- 
tion now. has quite a compiled list of 
show reports on many of its 'travel- 
ing troupes, the "unknown censor" 
having just completed a tour of the 
west and northwest, looking over the 
shows and reporting accordingly. . 

Just who the censor is the American 
offices will not reveal, but some of the 
producing managers have an idea as to 
the identity of the man giving their 
shows the "official close up." 

JACK CONWAY IS 4t. 

John Francis Conway, featured with 
"Liberty Girls," is in the second draft 
call, age 40. 



LARGEST LOAN SIGN. 

Syracuse, N. Y, Sept. 25. 

The largest painted Liberty Loan 
sign in the United States is on the 
north wall of the new Keith Theatre 
building in S. Salina street. 

Fifty by 80 feet of will space is 
covered by a reproduction ofthe 'Lib- 
erty Loan poster that won the $1,000 
prize in the New York Art League 
contest. 



jack shea's wmr™"™™ 

Another vaudeville road show for the 
camps is proposed by Jack Shea, start- 
ing Oct. 17 at Camp Dix, N. J., accord- 
ing to his present plan. / 

"Loveland" with 14 girls will be in it, 
also Master George Dewey, the Ad- 
miral's grandson, who will head the 
ttpupe with Sherman and DeForrest. 



THE WANDERING ACTOR. 

By CLEM BEVIN8. 
No, I never cared about taking orders 
And so I drifted across our borders, 
I landed once down In Mexico, 
'Twas sure no place for a Yank to go— 
With Its sagebrush, cactus, heat and sand, 
Tbey ought to name It "No Man's Land." 
I found the Hun there, he hated a Tank, 
Ho taught the Greasers- we were rotten, rank, 
But I didn't pay much attention. 

Then later on at Mission Inn, 
A wonderful, quaint hotel, sans din,- 
At Riverside, In that grand old stats 
Made famous by Its Oolden Gate— 
IT culls Its guests from everywhere, 
French, English, Russian, Hun were there. 
When the Hun said we were Just plal i punk 
I began to think that he was a skunk, 
'Though I didn't pay much attention. 

But when I arrived In Edmonton, 
Way up north near tho midnight sun, 
And found that instead of Canadian 
Land owners were Hun and Austrian-— 
Who wore getting rich from the wheat up 

there, 
Whllo CanuekB were fighting in France some- 
where, 
I began to think that I'd been a blank 
For the Hun even there taught hatred of Tank, 
And I began to, pay attention- ,_ 

Now I'm back In my own UNITED STATES, 
And I'm praying that we can olose the gates 
Of the land, the air and the sea to the swine 
Who boastB of his Kaiser, his boor and the 

Rhine. 
I'm happy, I'm glad, I'm giving thanks 
That my homo's where It Is, GOD bless my 

Tanks. 
If my country needs me now, or next fall, 
Tou'll find me there at that old roll call, 
And you bet I'll pay attention. 



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VOL LII. 



No. 5 



Cohan & Harris have sold the 
Australian . rights to "Three Faces 
East" to J. C. Williamson. 

Jos. Eckle is booking the Majestic, 
Albany, N. Y. It plays five acts on a 
- split week policy. 

Bonny Leonard will stage the mu- 
sical numbers for the burlesque stock 
at the Crescent, Brooklyn. 

Tunis Deam has been appointed man- 
ager of "Tiger Rose," which opens a 
four weeks' engagement in Philadel- 
phia, starting Sept. 30. 

The Portland, Portland, Me., has re- 
turned to the three-a-day vaudeville 
policy, after a trial of the continuous 
during the past month. 

. May Tully is reported having gone 
to South America some time ago on a 
business trip connected with the- 
atricals, besides another mission. 

Although handling the management 
of the Riveria for theShuberts Charles 
A. Burt is continuing his booking 
office in the Longacre Building. 

. - A letter in The Forum of Variety 
last week signed "Ward" should have 
been signed Nord (formerly of Francis 
and Nord). 

Al Leichter is booking the Sunday 
concerts at the Crescent, Brooklyn, 
starting this week. Six acts make up 
the bill. 

Bill Love and Mike Manton have 
taken out a road company of "Flo 
Flo," scheduled to play southern 
dates. 

The Stage, .Women's War Relief 
Committee has elected Shelly Hull 
to a position on it. Mr. Hull will rep- 
resent the Actors' Equity Association. 

Rose Mullaney, regarded as one of 
the best informed persons in dramatic 
agency circles, has resigned from 
Chamberlain Brown's office. 

Schlesinger will take out a road pro- 
duction of "The Blue Pearl," with dates 
tentatively marked ih through the 
Shubert houses. 

Al*Rydell, former ticket-taker at 
Keith's Royal, Bronx, is at the Alham- 
bra in the same capacity after a vaca- 
tion of three months. 

Frank Fay will remain with "The 
Passing Show" and has taken back 
his notice, receiving a play or pay con- 
trace for three years. 

Andrew Toombes and Rena Parker 
have again returned to their principal 
roles in John Cort's "No. 1" "Flo Flo," 
in Philadelphia this week. 



VARIETY 

WILL BE 

15 CENTS 

ON AND AFTER OCT. IITH 

Having withstood following 
the lead of nearly all papers and 

i periodicals in increasing the 
sales price up to the present 
Varibtv, as the other papers did, 
has found it necessary to raise 
the newstand price, to 15 cents 
commencing with the issue of 

.October 11. From that date on- 
ward its subscription" will be 56, 
domestic, annually, and $7 for- 
eiga (including Canada). 

Until October 11 the present 
newsstand price of 10. cents will 
be in effect, also the present sub- 
scriptions— -$4, domestic, annually 
and $5 foreign (including 
Canada). . 

VARIETY 

WILL BE 

NON-RETURNABLE 

with and after the issue of 
Oct. 25th. 

Following the regulations and 
suggestions of the War Indus- 
tries Board, issued at Washing- 
ton and applicable to all papers 
other than- dailies, to conserve 
the paper supply (these regula- 
tions also limiting all paper* 
other than dailies to a definite 
yearly allotment, based on pre- 
vious usage, with si reduction of 
10 per cent, of the quantity used 
by each paper for the past year) 
Variistv will be non-returnable. 

The return privilege to news 
companies and dealers has been 
extended without restriction by 
the theatrical trade press. It 
was necessary in part owing to 
the continuous floating circula- 
tion a theatrical paper enjoys. 
It is a hardship upon a theatrical 
paper to cut off the return privi- 
lege, which means that the news 
companies and news dealers will 
only order that quantity they are 
certain they can dispose of. Un- 
sold copies cannot be returned 
after October 25. 

It may inconvenience readers 
of Variety 1 who will want the 
paper. If permanently located 
an order should be placed for 
regular delivery of Varietx" to 
you by your news dealer. 

The most certain way after 
October 25 is to subscribe. The 
paper will be mailed to a perma- 
nent address or en route. 

Subscriptions will be accepted 
at the present subscription rates 
up to October 11. The domestic 
rate, $4 yearly, allows a reader 
to secure the paper at a price 
that averages weekly below the 
current newsstand price of 10 
cents. 

The regulations of the War 
Industries Board, besides pro- 
viding for other savings in paper, 
calls upon all papers to abolish 
any free list and to limit sub- 
scriptions to those only paid in 
advance, whether new or re- 
newals. ' 



The Strand, Raleigh, N. C, opens its 
season of vaudeville Oct. 7, with five 
acts on a split week placed through 
Jule Delmar in the United Booking 
Office. 

"The Bird of Paradise" at the Alvin, 
Pittsburgh, last week, drew over $J3,- 



000. This is the eighth season for the 
"Bird" and its seventh visit in Pitts- 
burgh. 

The Liberty and Gordon Square" the- 
atres, Cleveland, are backed by M. 
Shea of the Shea-Brandt Agency, that 
city. John H. McCarren is the New 
York representative. 

Four treasurers lost in four weeks 
via Draft is the record of the Baker 
theatre, Dover, N. J., managed by Pete 
Woodhull. The Baker now has a 
woman in charge of the box office. 

Oliver T. Bailey has placed a new 
play in rehearsal, entitled "A Stitch in 
Time," which he proposes to bring out 
at once in New York during his Fulton 
Theatre administration. 

"Miss Blue Eyes" (Harvey D. Orr, 
manager), with cast recruited in New 
York by the Matt Grau offices, makes 
its premiere at the Trent, Trenton, 
Sept. 27. 

Robert Fulgora, in England for sev- 
eral seasons, has been booked to ap- 
Eear in that country until 1921, with 
ut six open weeks between now and 
then. 

Rosie Rosenblatt, formerly in the 
Public Service ticket agency, and late- 
ly of the Broadway Theatre Ticket 
Company, is now assistant treasurer 
of the new Central. 

Jack Osterman (son of Jake Rosen- 
thal and Katheryn Osterman) has been 
commissioned by Florrie Mi Her ship to 
write a new act for her vaudeville tour 
next season. Miss Millership is now 
singing three of Osterman's songs. 

. The six story and basement building 
at 353-355 West 48th street has been 
leased by the Shuberts for ten years 
from Tames P. Kennedy. The lease 
calls for a total of $65,000. James J. 
Etchingh negotiated the lease. 

A Chicago firm is bringing its new 
production of "The Brute of Berlin" 
into eastern territory, having heard 
that the pickings since the start of 
the season has been good for war 
shows. ' ' 

The western company Organized to 
play "Three Faces East opens in Buf- 
falo, Oct. 7, for a week and then jumps 
to Chicago for a run at the Olympic. 
Lillian Tucker will have the leading 
female role. 

Thomas Oliphant, ahead of "Getting 
Together" under the auspices of the 
British-Canadian Recruiting Mission 
for the past few weeks, has resumed 
his position as dramatic editor of the 
"Evening Mail." 

The Park, Stapleton, S. I., starts a 
vaudeville policy next week, playing 
five acts on a split 'week, booked by 
Fally Markus. Mr. Markus is taking 
over the Strand, White Plains, N. Y., 
and will probably play vaudeville in it. 

Judge J. L. Carleton, St. Johns, N. B., 
has been awarded the $500 prize in the 
Canadian play contest inaugurated by 
George F. Driscoll, manager of His 
Majesty's, Montreal The play is to 
be produced in November. The title 
is "The Crimson Wing." 

The circus which Perry and Gorman 
are putting on for the United States 
Government to make a 16-week tour 
bf the" Liberty circuit" lias postponed 
its opening until Dec. 12, due to the 
quarantine on the camps from the 
Spanish influenza epidemic. 

"Three * Wise Men," the Austin 
Strong comedy Smith & Golden are 
producing, will have its out-of-town 
premiere at Hartford Oct. 14. Edwin 
Arden, Claude Gillingwatcr, Charles 



VOLUNTEERS 
OVER THEREf 

Variety Will Maintain a Permanent 
List of Artists Who Have Gone 
Overseas as Members of America's 
Over There Theatre League Units 
to Entertain the American Expe- 
ditionary Forces In France. Ad- 
ditions to the List Will Be Made 
After Each Succeeding Unit Sails. 

The Name of Teams are Printed 
First, Followed by Individuals in 
Alphabetical Order. 

Recent Departures Are Indicated by 
* After Names. 



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IRENE FRANKLIN and 
BURTON GREEN 
WILL CRESSY and 
BLANCHE DAYNE 
TONY HUNTING and 
COR1NNE FRANCES 
JAMES F. KELLY and 
EMMA POLLOCK 
HORACE WRIGHT end 
RENE DIETRICH 
JOHNNY CANTWELL and 
RETA WALKER 
HENRY MARCUS and 
ERMIEN WHITELL 
MARY McFARLAND and 
MARIE McFARLAND 
MABELLE ADAMS 
HARRY ADLER 
MAUDE ALLEN 
NELLA ALLEN 
ALFRED ARMAND 
LUCIE BABCOCK 
VERA BARSTOW 
GEORGE BOTSFORD 
ELIZABETH BRICE 
MARY CAMERON 
LOUISE CARLYLE 
BESSIE CARRETT 
HOWARD T. COLLINS 
JACK COOK 
KATE CONDON 
MARION DANA* » 
HELENE DAVIS 
DOROTHY DONNELLY 
LEO DONNELLY 
MILDRED EVANS 
AMPERITO FARRAR 
MRS. FARRAR 
MADELINE GLYNN 
HELEN COFF 
WILLIAM GOULD 
THOMAS J. GRAY 
GILBERT GREGORY 
GRACE HENRY 
AMY HORTON 
WILL J. KENNEDY 
DAVID LERNER 
DANIEL C. MclVOR 

lida McMillan 
edward marshall 
margaret mayo 
lois meredith 
george austin moore 
will morrissey 
patricia o'connor 
hal pearson 
marion schaeffer* 
paula sherman 

BERT SNOW 
HENRY SOUVAINE 
RAYMOND WALKER 
INEZ WILSON 



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cast. 

Incoming reports from shows from 
the States indicate Canadian territory 
has started out nicely, with the girly 
shows getting the biggest play. In two 
stands in particular a certain show 

engagements there last season. 

A comedy, entitled. "Irene O'Dare," 
which Cohan & Harris tried out in 
Stamford last spring, has been defi- 
nitely shelved in its present form. 
It may be made into a musical play 
for next season. Louis Hirsh will com- 
pose the score. 



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LIGHTLESS NIGHTS' REMEDY 

SUGGE STED B Y MANAGERS 

Broadway's Side Street $2 Theatres Suffering from Four Full 

Lightless Nights Weekly. Prefer Opening Hour Each 

Night for Lights/ Plan Economical for 

Conservation Through Actual Time 

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proaching full stride, an appeal for 
what is considered a more equitable 
ruling on the four lightless nights 
v.., order has taken form. The reason- 
ableness of the suggestions made may 
lead to the matter being handled vig- 
orously through the United Managers' 
Protective Association. 

The most important change advo- 
cated is that instead of theatre electric 
signs being permitted to burn with 
other signs for four or five hours on 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, to 
permit the theatre signs to be illumin- 
ated for one hour or for ah hour and 
a quarter at show time— 7.30 to 8.4S— 
on each evening, in exchange for the 
long showings on the three week-end 
nights. 

Such a plan would not only help the 
, theatres but would act as /a force for 
) further fuel conservation over the 
present order. The hourly illumina- 
tion nightly would entail the lighting 
of signs but seven hours weekly as 
compared with a minimum of 12 hours 
weekly allowed at present (four hours 
nightly for ftm nights). 

Complaint of the present order and 
suggestions for a correction comes 
mostly from managers'of houses situ- 
ated on adjacent streets and managers 
of attractions in those houses', rather 
than from theatres located directly on 
Broadway, the latter being of -the 
lesser number. 

There is considerable truth in the 
claim side street houses are handi- 
capped by dark exteriors. Broadway 
draws a healthy percentage of its 
business from visitors, and that class 
of patrons is not acquainted with the 
'exact location of theatres off Broad- 
way. The suggestion of nightly il- 
lumination is acceptable to managers 
of all houses, except where pictures 
are exhibited on a two-show nightly 
basis. Those houses are in the very 
small minority as far as the Times 
square district is concerned. 

The suggestion has been made that 
an appeal be made to the Fuel Ad- 
ministration to place theatre signs 
outside the class of non-essential ad- 
vertising, into which class are all out- 
door electric signs. Managers say 
that other industries are permitted to 
use all the light and power necessary 
even during the daytime, and as elec- 
tric signs are essential to the theatre 
during the opening hour, the order 
should be changed. 

The managers do not seek to change 
the order on the advertising signs 
which allows them to be illuminated 
for the latter end of the week. They 
.— -4ay -the matter of-eontrolHcg the the- 
atre signs and limiting them nightly 
to the admittance hour can be easily 
regulated by outfitting the signs with 
clock switches, which would auto- 
matically shut off current at 8.45. 

f Detroit, Sept. 25. 

H. Somerville, manager of the Drury 
Lane Theatre here, has solved the 



lightless nights by the use of Presto 
tanks, which enables him to burn four 
arcs outside. 



A PHILIPP'S SEASON. 
. Adolf Philipp inaugurated his season 
of dramatic and musical stock in Eng- 
lish at the Yorkville Tue'sday evening 
with a production of "Tell That to the 
Marines," a comedy drama by himself 
and Edward A. Paulton. During the 
season he will present the following 
piays: "A Kiss in the Dark," musical 
farce by James Watson, music by Ar- 
thur Gunning; "A Joyride," farce in 
three acts from the French by Eduard 
Rigaut; "Miles from Nowhere," farce 
comedy by Philipp and Paulton; 
"Tainted Money," a play by Alfonse 
Duchois; "Three Good Things"; com- 
edy by Philipp; "Sh, It's a Secret," 
farce comedy from the French by 
Emile Barbou; "Fie-Fie-Fi-Fi," mu- 
sical comedy by Philipp and Paulton; 
"It Happens Every Day," play by Paul 
Acdot. 

He has the house on a percentage 
arrangement with Marcus Loew. 



REVIVING "YOURS TRULY." 

The Arthur Pearson production of 
"Yours " Truly," played briefly last 
spring with a Chicago showing in- 
cluded, is to be revived next month by 
the producer, under the new title of 
"Marry A Girl." 

Negotiations are on for Cecil Lean 
and Cleo Mayfield to head the show, 
with Harold Orlob and Otto Haurbach 
concerned in the rewriting of it. 
. T. Roy Barnes was the featured 
member, book by Tommy Gray, when 
first produced. The^ piece is reported 
representing about $36,000 to Mr. Pear- 
son to date. 



PREPARING "PETER'S MOTHER." 

William A. Brady, Ltd.,' has in re- 
hearsal a piece called "Peter's 
Mother," by Mrs. Henry de la Pasture. 
It is an English comedy that ran 700 
nights in London, with Marion Terry 
in the leading role. / 

In the cast are Lumsden Hare, He- 
lene Johnson, Phillip . Tong, Gypsy 
O'Brien. ' 

GRACE VALENTINE POPULAR. 

Chicago, Sept. 25. 

Grace Valentine has been the life- 
saver in the publicity line for the local 
engagement of "Lombardi, Ltd." Last 
Sunday Percy Hammond, gave her 
pretty face the entire "layout" for the 
week; and Ashton Stevens devoted his 
entire Sunday article to the fair 
comedienne. 

Miss Valentine became immensely 
popular here, in the long "Help 
Wanted" run. 



BILL SUNDAY IN PROVIDENCE. 

Providence, R. I., Sept. 25. 

Bill Sunday, accompanied by "Ma" 
Sunday and the rest of the Sunday 
staff, arrived in Providence Saturday, 
and "Billy" opened his six-week cam- 
paign here at the tabernacle Sunday, 
when he put forth some of his usual 
hot shots in three spicy sermons be- 
fore tens of thousands. 

The city turned out to welcome him 
and he smiled and said "God Bless 
You" to everybody he shook hands 
with. He will be here six weeks and 
-theatrical managers are now awaiting 
to see what effect his campaign is to 
have on their attendance figures and 
cash receipts. 

Bill has hit the Germans, the sins 
of society, the painted faced dolls of 
the city, the slackers- and unpatriotic 
and about everybody he can think qf 
so far, as yet has not hit the play- 
houses although perhaps he didn't 
hear about thef Salome dance in "Miss 
I Don't Know" at the Shubert Maj- 
estic last week. "N 



"BEN HUR'S" PEOPLE. 

Sept. 30 has been set as the date for 
the -opening of - ! *Ben Hur" at- the Lex* 
ington. Rehearsals are now under way 
since last week. Robert W. Frazer 
will take the role of Ben ' Hur this 
year, with William Wagoner and 
Walter Sherman playing Messala and 
Simonides. Virginia Howell, Mildred 
Bright, Mabel Montgomery, Stella 
Boniface Weaver and Ann Reader are 
also in the cast. 



$3,000 FOR ONE JUMP. 

" It will cost Elliott, Comstock & Gest 
$3,000 to bring their "Wanderer" com- 
pany from Wisconsin, to fill in time at 
the Manhattan Opera House, opening 
next Monday, for four weeks. David 
Warfield in "The Auctioneer" will fol- 
low "The Wanderer." ^ 

"Tiger Rose," the Belasco show, now 
at the Manhattan, closing this week for 
its month's stay, has done a lesser busi- 
ness than during its closing weeks at 
the Lyceum. 

I FRAZEE'S DEFAULT OPENED. 

Alexander A. Aarons' suit against 
H. H. - Frazee concerning the latter's 
alleged infringement on the Australian' 
rights to Fred Jackson's "A Full 
House" came up before Justice Phil- 
bin in the Supreme Court Monday/ 

Frazee's application to open the 
default and defend the action, filed 
through his attorney, Leon La ski, was 
granted. Judge Philbin directed Frazee 
to furnish a surety company bond to 
secure judgment which might be 
entered against him, as requested by 
the plaintiff's counsel, Henry J. & 
Frederick E. Goldsmith. 

The action is a result of Aaron's 
allegations that Frazee sold the 
Australian rights to Hugh Ward for 
$3,500 without consulting Aarons, who 
alleges he only is the owner of the 
world's rights to the farce, having 
previously sold to Frazee the United 
States and Canadian territory. 

"LESTER'S* CAST. 

"Listen Lester," John Cart's third 
musical play thus far this season and 
known earlier as "All for You" and 
"Mile. Flirt," will open in Washington, 
Oct. 14. 

The cast holds Emma Carus, Ger- 
trude Vanderbilt. Clifton Webb. Scott 
Welch. Eddie Garvie, Ruth Maybe, 
Ethel Boyd, Savo and Cook. 

Concerned in the authorship are 
George Stoddard, Harry Cort *nd 
Harold Orlop. Max Figman is staging 
the production, and Edward Marks is 
putting on the dances.. ' 

Rabbi and Priest Character*. 

"His Little Brother," the first of 
several plays listed for production by 
Walter Hast, is scheduled to ooen in 
Buffalo, Oct.-?. The leads are Walker 
Whitesides and Tyrone Power, who 
play a rabbi and a priest respectively. 
The cast also includes Edith Lattimer 
and Sam Sidtnan. 



Cope Chairman of Village Theatre. 

John Cope was elected chairman of 
the executive committee of the Green- 
wich Village Theatre, which Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles Coburn have taken over. 

Edwin Carty Ranck, formerly dra- 
matic 1 editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, 
was appointed general press- represen- 
tative for the Players. 



QUESTIONING "SPECS." 

District Attorney Swann and assist- 
ants Tally and Kilroe began investi- 
gating theatre ticket speculators Mon- 
day, calling many "specs" to head- 
quarters by summons. 

The ticket men were kept waiting 
from one o'clock until 4.45 and then 
appeared before the district attorney 
in a body. Mr. Swann administered 
a severe lecture telling the men that 
they should be in the army instead 
of profiteering in tickets. This brought 
forth a strenuous objection by Matty 
Zimmerman (representing the Public 
Service Ticket agency), who explained 
his agency was selling below the box 
office price and the summons to his 
agency had been in error. 

The investigation began over the 
sale of a 50-cent ticket to the Hippo- 
drome to a soldier who was charged 
$2. Zimmerman claimed his agency 
was doing a service for the men in 
uniform. 

The particular aim of the district 
attorney's office is to eliminate the 
sidewalk operators who work with 
store entrances as a base. These men 
have been particularly active near the 
Hippodrome. It was shown one head- 
quartered in a United Cigar store. Mr. 
Tally said that the "ball would be kept 
rolling," meaning a continuation of the 
investigation. He thought ticket men 
should all operate along the lines of 
Tyson and McBride, charging a stand- 
ard 50 cent advance on all tickets. 
Other brokers with established offices 
charge that those two big agencies 
are attempting to set themselves up 
as models and seek to eliminate as 
many others to reduce competition. 
The illness o£ Mr. Kilroe interrupted 
the investigation Tuesday. Among 
ticket men the opinion is that the dis- 
trict attorney is aiming at the' side- 
walk men. 

v J. S. Jacobs, with an agency at the' 
Normandic Hotel, created a diversion 
by voluntarily showing a letter prov- 
ing he paid a bonus to a wealthy 
Metropolitan opera subscriber for the 
privilege of selling the subscriber's 
seats. ■->- " 



BOWERS' MUSICAL SHOW. 

The new Fred V. Bowers' show, 
"I'm So Happy," will be produced this 
season by the Adaline Amusement Co. 
(Max Spiegel, managing director), the 
tour starting Oct. 7 at Perth Amboy, 
N. J. The music is by Bowers, book 
by Victor Gabarie and lyrics by 
Arthur J. Lamb, with Lew Morton 
producing. Bowers will be starred. 
After a week of one-ntghters the show 
goes into Baltimore, then Washing- 
ton, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, 
etc. 

The cast includes Frank Morgan, 
Olivet Rivers, Frank De Cordover, 
Mary Kilcoyne, Edward Sedan, Wil- 
liam De Vens, Irina Bertrand, Dolly 
Castles, Alma Youlin, Hal R. Dyson 
(musical director). Musical numbers 
are arranged by Al J. Doyle, with the 
music published by Waterson, Berlin 
& Snyder. 



GUS HILL'S LATEST. 

"The Captain and the Kids" is a 
new musical comedy Gus Hill will pro- 
duce next month. Written by Ffarfk 
Kennedy with the score by Seymour 
Furth, it will have a "jazz" band as a 
special feature. 

Rehearsals began Monday with the 
opening date set for Oct. 14 at Eliza- 
beth, N. J. / 



..._ AGENT GETS GATE. *-— «» 

A New York dramatic agent has been 
given the gate by at least three big 
New York producing offices who have 
instructed outside attendants to bar 
him admission at all times. The 
methods of the agent in question have 
not 'bean to the liking of the producers 
who have barred him from their 
offices. 



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ALL-AMUSEMENT ALLIANCE TO 
CARRY CLAIMS TO CONGRESS 

Proposed Unity of All Branches of Stage and Screen 

Industries to Make Possible Solid Front on Congres- 

sional Protests At Capitol — New Plan Both 

Feasible and Economical. 



An informal but important meeting 
was suddenly called Tuesday afternoon 
by the United Manager*' Protective 
Association, president Marc Klaw pre- 
siding with the idea of forming a 
close alliance between the U. M. P. A. 
and the National Association of the 
Motion Picture Industry. 

The idea is that when matters per- 
taining to the whole field of amuse- 
ments arise, such a proposed alliance 
will be able to show a united front and 
sameness of purpose, instead of at- 
tempting to obtain results through sep- 
arate channels. It was the sense of 
the meeting that it was time that the 
various divisions of theatricals get to- 
gether; that the divisions combine;, 
that it is wasteful and might be futile 
to seek remedy as individual bodies, 
legitimate, vaudeville, burlesque or pic- 
, tures, 'when the interest of one is 
nearly always to the interest of all. 

The meeting was deemed important 
in its endeavor to effect concerted 
strength at a time when Congress 
proposes to increase admissions taxes. 
The $8,000,000 revenue bill up to the 
i Senate for final action now holds a 
schedule of 20 per cent, for all admis- 
sions. Representatives of the several 
theatrical sections were in Washing- 
ton recently attempting to secure a 
modification. Reports have it the mo- 
tion picture people made a bad impres- 
sion before, the law makers. It is 
claimed that some picture men advo- 
cated the -20 per cent, for application 
to the higher priced theatres, feeling 
the public would be forced to turn to 
picture houses for amusement. 

It is felt that representatives of th'e 
amusement field in total will be able 
to present to the lawmakers now and 
in the future a stronger argument for 
protection and would enjoy better 
chances of success with the proposed 
coalition becoming effected. 

Washington, D. C, Sept. 25. 
Th» revenue bill is before the Sen- 
ate for final passage. Theatrical men 
arrived here Monday to present to the 
Senatorial Committee reasons why the 
admissions tax should not be doubled, 
as now provided in the bill.- Although 
the upper house does not often change 
■ provisions as incorporated by the 
House, it is reported here- that there 
is a chance to change the 20 per cent. 
clause. In other lines- of industry 
when taxes have been raised, it has 
been suggested to the industries that 
they raise prices. Such a move is not 
thought possible, however, in the 
amusement field, as the rate scales 
are about as high as possible, now. 
Experts who have given the tax mat- 
— ter consideration as far as theatricals 
go are pointing out that the -20 per 
cent, clause is not going to affect the 
moderate price class of houses. They 
say that when the 10 per cent, tax 
went into effect many theatres took 

occasion to increase prices, ..giving for 

a reason that such a movie wbuld elimi- 
nate the use of pennies. 
' Some picture houses are now. charg- 
ing 30 cents, whereas they formerly 
charged a quarter and likewise many 
charge 60 cents, whereas the old price 
was. SO cents. The managers of such 
houses when accused of really collect- 
ing 20 per cent and turning 10 per 



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cent, over to the collector, replied that 
they had raised prices. Witfrthe old 
admission prices in effect the impos- 
ing of 20 per cent, would not change 
the- present scale in many of the mod- 
erate priced theatres. Many houses 
are charging 85 cents for the former 
75 cent tickets, and there again an 
extra price or increase of 2 cents (over 
the actual tax) is reaped by such 
houses. Any number of theatres are 
reported to have increased their scale 
a great deal more within the past year. ' 
It has been suggested a sliding scale 
be . substituted for the straight 20 per 
cent, admissions tax, if the increase is 
upheld by the Senate. This sugges- 
tion has in mind the impost of 20 per 
cent, on the moderate seats, since 
there would be no actual increase in 
the present rates or at least very lit- 
tle, and as the. prices go higher the 
percentage to be lessened. This would 
make for. but a slight advance over the 
present tax on $2 and $2.50 admissions. 

WILLIAM C. THOMPSON DIES. 
Chicago, Sept. 25. 

William C, Thompson, head of the 
Hagenback-Wallace show, one of the 
best known press agents in the coun- 
try, died of pneumonia at the Amer- 
ican Theatrical Hospital Sept. 23, aged 

Thompson was a newspaper man in 
New York, press agent for Pawnee 
Bill's Wild West, the Far East show, 
Miller Bros. 101 Ranch, Barnum & 
Bailey, the New York Hippodrome, 
etc. 

He is survived by a widow in New 
York. The body was shipped to Nor- 
wich, Conn., for burial. 



AGREEMENT ON "RESERVES." 

At the invitation of officials heading 
the fire department, managers at- 
tended a downtown meeting regarding 
safety conditions' Monday. 

The managers were asked if they 
were 1 satisfied with the presence of 
police reserves in the theatres. 

While there was no serious objec- 
tion, several regulations were outlined 
regarding such service. It was agreed 
that not more than one reserve officer 
was to be assigned each house and 
in the even,t of the reserve not ap- 
pearing, the managers are to call up 
the nearest police station. 

The managers were also advised to 
reprimand reservje officers if they be- 
come obstreperous. 



MAY RUSH "THE CHEAT' IN. 

William A. Brady s' production of 
Willard (Mack and Hector Turnbull's 
adaptation of Turnbull's photoplay 
"The Cheat" will have its tryout at 
Atlantic City the last half of this 
week, with Mary Nash and Jose Ruben 
starred. The principal support includes 
Frederick Truesdell and Kenneth Hill. 

The piece had a preliminary canter 
this summer at Long Branch and As- 
bury Park. It may be brought into 
New York next Monday. The deal 
" wasn't' completed the fore part ; of the 
current week. 



COMBINATION ADS ALLOWED. 

Chicago, Sept. 25. 

For the first time in Chicago history 
the newspaper have consented to pool- 
ing of ads in the daily display col- 
umns. 

The K. & Z. houses now run in a 
string, headed as "leading attractions," 
and with a warning aganst buying 
seats from scalpers, while the Shubert 
theatres lead off with the names of 
their owners and also claim to be the 
best in town. 

Some years ago, before the union 
of the syndicate and the opposition, 
demands were made on the papers to 
permit this system, used in New York, 
and the papers refused, holding out 
for each ad as individual, graded .in 
position according to the respective 
space taken. 

Now they allow the combined ads 
and grade them for. position according 
to the average of agate lines taken by 
each combination. This still gives an 
opportunity to put a small ad above 
a large one inside the borders of either 
„ combination, leaving the way open 
for complaints of injustice and discri- 
mination on the part of the producers 
whose shows are playing in those 
houses. "Y 

COLLIER-HOFFMAN PACIFIED- 

The difference between William Col- 
lier and Aaron Hoffman, star and au- 
thor, respectively, of "Nothing But 
Lies , have been settled. The show 
is now in 'further rehearsal, pending 
final changes, and is due for the Long- 
acre before Oct. 15. 

Mr. Collier threatened to leave the 
show if his ideas were not carried out, 
and the author took the stand of put- 
ting the piece on anyhow with an- 
other, star. 

The show fits Collier and part of 
the changes are being made. Out of 
town^reports predicted a hit for it on 
Broadway. 

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MAUD FULTON'S THEATRE. 
San Francisco, Sept. 25. 

Maul .Fulton, in association with 
George .Ebey, recent manager of the 
McDonough, Oakland, have leased the 
Bishop Playhouse, Oakland. 

The name of the theatre is to be 
changed to the Maud Fulton Theatre. 

Miss Fulton opened her season Sun- 
day in "Mary, a String of Beads," and 
will follow with "The Brat," and other 
plays from her own pen. 



BAYES SHOW CHANGES. 

According to reports from out of 
town there will be some changes, if 
not already made, in the Nora Bayes 
show, "Look Who's Here," produced 
by H. H. Frazee. Those reported as 
going out are Arthur Dt!agon, # Al 
Fields, Lew Cooper and Viola Cain. 

Billys Kent and Florence Morrion, 
with Miss Bayes and Irving^ Fisher 
are scoring the hits of the piece. 

It is said Harry Bulger may join, to 
replace Deagon. 



"GLORIANA" IN LIBERTY? -. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 25. 
The people of John Cort's "Gloriana," 
which opened here Monday, seem con- 
fident the show is to take its New York 
bow at the Liberty in that city about 
Oct. 7. 



TRYING OUT "TORONTO." 

Joe Weber, who controls the Amer- 
ican rights to "The Man from Toron- 
to," is trying the English piece out 
this week in stock at the Hudson, 
Union Hill, -under the iitte r of , "The, 
Maid, the Man and the. Money." 



PRODUCING FILM AS COMEDY. 

It is reported that Klaw & Erlanger 
have a former film play, "The Haunted 
Pajamas" in hand, to be rewritten and 
produced by them as a comedy for 
the speaking stage. 



NOT MARRIED-TO ANYONE. 

More to quiet reports than establish 
the fact she still remains single, Marie 
Astor, with Hammerstein's new "Some- 
time," states she is not married, to 
anyone. 



BOX OFFICE FIGHT. 

Within the locked box office of the 
Riviera, which the Shuberts lately took 
over for booking, there occurred a 
miniature battle royal Saturday night 
Manny Cancer, the house treasurer, 
was pitted against J. J. Shubert ana 
Benj. Mallam, the latter being the 
Shuberts' private detective. Cancer 
had been accused by the visitors of 
having tangled accounts, and when 
Mallam suddenly pinioned the treasur- 
er's Arms. Shubert struck Cancer in 
the face. Cancer unable to use his 
arms, kicked Shubert in the groin, 
broke away from Mallam, whom he 
thrust against the wall, took another 
thrust at J. J. and exited from the 
box office. 

The affair is reported to be the out- 
come of certain operations by Mallam, 
who became peeved at Cancer, it is 
said, because the latter refused to aid 
him. Cancer had forced Mallam out 
of the box. office some days ago and 
handed in his resignation to Lee Shu- 
bert Thursday last. The latter told 
him to return to the job and pay no 
attention to the matter. 

Sunday Mr. Luisi, representing the 
Ocean Accident & Guarantee Co., 
which bonds the Shubert employees, 
was on hand with an accountant to 
check up . the statements, and * he 
count-up resulted in showing that the 
treasurer was $3 over. / 

Cancer is generally well liked and 
regarded as efficient. He placed the 
entire matter before his attorney, 
Nathan Burkan, with the avowed in- 
tention of starting action. 



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"DOING OUR Bir CLOSING. 
Cincinnati, Sept. 25. 

"Doing Our Bit" closes here Satur- 
day, the company returning to New 
York. It is said to be the first big 
Winter Garden attraction to flop so 
early on the road. Business has been 
bad and never did recover after the 
weak finish of the Chicago stay, where 
the run was suddenly terminated early 
in August. 

Business in Chicago grew steadily , 
worse after the accident to Frank Tin- 
ney, but the failure, there was mostly 
credited to the steady newspaper at- 
tack following the feeling between the. 
■ show management and Charles Collins, 
dramatic editor of the Chicago "Post" • 

The breach between the newspaper 
and the Shuberts is still open. 

JOE HOWARD TRYING ANOTHER. 

Joseph Howard is to produce an- 
other musical play called "Spring 
Love" and due on Broadway,' Dec. 1. 
He is at present in vaudeville. His 
"In and Out," tried in the summer ha£ 
been definitely stored. 

Howard is under contract with 
Charles K. Harris for the publishing 
of his songs and every time Howard 
puts on a piece it costs the publisher 
money. "In and Out" stood Mr. Harris 
$1,500, which represents the cost of 
publishing the song numbers. 

During the last 21 years Howard 
has received $125,000 in music royal- 
ties from the Harris concern. < 

GOING IN FOR DRAMATICS. 

Flo Zeigfeld, Jr., is to seriously try 
his hand in the production of drama, 
having already two pieces in prospect 
for this fall. The first to go on is "By 
Pigeon Post," running in London since 
the first of the year. It is by Austin 
Page. When it opened at the Gar- 
rick, London, it was described as a 
play which "thoroughly delighted a 
laughing audience." Madge Tither- 
adge is at the head of the English 
•iwiwHijni ' Mn Vhh i'h a m i t * HtWhj 
York and casting for "By Pigeon 
Post" has started. 

The second play is 'The Little 
Clown," in which Billie Burke is to be 
starred. It will come later, as Miss 
Burke's picture contracts call for her 
appearance in the filming of "Good 
Gracious, Annebelle." 






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BUY BO N D S 



NEWS OF THE DAILIES 



Guy Bates Post has returned to New York. 

Cyrus Wood Ib the autnor of the lyrics to 
bo used In "The Melting of Holly." 



By acquiring- control of the Belmont, William 
A. Brady Is now possessor of three theatres 
In the same block In 48th street. 



"A Stitch in Tlmo," by Oliver D. Bailey and 
Lottie Meany, will be given at the Pulton 
Oct. 15. Irene Fenwlck will be featured. 



"Stop That Man," a farce by George V. 
Hobart, will be presented by the Shuberts at 
one of their houses. 



"Crops and Croppers" has been withdrawn 
from the Belmont and the house has passed 
under the control of William A. Brady. 



Marjorle Rambeau has sold her home ou the 
shore at Pelham Bay to I. B. Warren, of 
New York City. 

Viola Dana's next Metro will be entitled 
"Diana Ardway." It is a plcturtzatlon of Van 
Z. Post's novel of the same name. 



Margaret Aston has been chosen to depict 
Nurse Edith Cavell In Metro's) patriotic pro- 
duction, "Wilson or the Kaiser." 

David Aaronson of the Bronx was sen- 
tenced to ten days in the workhouse. Sept IS, 
by Magistrate Ten Byck In the Men's Night 
Court, for selling theatre tickets on the street. 

The United States Civil Service Commission 
Is at present in urgent need of stenographers 
and typists to meet the great demand of the 
Government offices In Washington, D. C. 



Charles Dillingham baa placed the Hippo- 
drome at the disposal of Admiral H. R. Usher, 
u. S. N. (Nov. 3), for a gala performance of 
Navy Relief Society. 

Florence Nash will be starred in "Remnant," 
a comedy adapted by Michael Morton from 
the original of Darlo Nlccodeml. It will have 
Kb premiere early In November. 

Billte Burke and ber husband, F. Zlegfeld, 
escaped Injury last week when their motor 
turned turtle, on the road between their camp 
and Lake Placid railway station in the Adlron- 
dacks. 



"Sleeping Partners," an adaptation from a 
comedy by Sacba Oultry, will come to the 
Bijou, Oct. 5. with H. B. Warner starring and 
Irene Berdonl In the only feminine part in 
the piece. 

Rehearsals have begun on Tolstoy's play, 
"The Living C6rpse." In which Arthur Hopkins 
will present John Barrymore. The play is 
based on the Russian marriage and divorce 
lows and the fate of a man who tried to es- 
cape them. 

William Seymour has been appointed acting 
manager of the Bmplre by Charles Frobman, 
Inc.. and David Bclasco In place of William 
Newman, who has entered the navy. He takes 
charge Sipt. 80. 



George Broadhurat bda taken 8 stand against 
Incompetent Liberty Loan orators in the the- 
atres. Mr. Broadhurat believes tbat there 
should be a limit placed upon the time to be 
consumed, and also that the remarks be cen- 
sored for objectionable features. 



F. Zlegfeld, Jr., has bought the American 
rights to "By Pigeon Pout," an English play 
by Austin Page, which has bad Its SOOth per- 
formance In London. It Is Mr. Zlegfeld's first 
legitimate production In many years. The 
New York premiere will take place in about 
five weeks. 

"The Awakening," with a cast including 
Wilton Lackaye, Henry B. Walthall and 
Theodore KeslolT, will have its premiere at 
the Criterion, Sept. 30. It Is by Ruth Sawyer, 
and has been previously known as "Tamar 
and Seblnoff." 



Durlne their tenancy of the Greenwich Vil- 
lage Theatre Mr. and Mrs. Coburn expect to 
revive "The Yellow Jacket" and "The Imagi- 
nary Invalid." They will produce a four-act 
drama by nn Amprloan author and give two 
Shakespearean productions. 



An exhibition of historical costumes worn by 
the late Flchard Mansfield was recentW held 
In New London, Conn., prior to their accept- 
ance by n museum. The proceeds were turned 
over by Mrs. Mansfield to the Stage Women's 
War Relief. 



Jack Welsh, Sept. 20, Instituted proceed- 
ings in the Supreme Court of New York 
against Raymond Hitchcock and E. Ray Ooetz 
Welsh demands $3,160 from the defendants for 
back salary he alleges due him on con- 

&2S* *.?!!•. -VM *- as booking agent for. .the 
rfiVbcock-Ooblz enterprises. 

Jack Lo Claire, who said he was an actor 
and lived In West 40th street, but who ad- 
mitted he had recently been a clerk at an At- 
lantic City hotel, waB arrested Sept. 10 In the 
law office of Arthur Butler Graham, 105 
Broadway, New York, and taken to Police 
Headquarters, where he was charged with ex- 



tortion and grand larceny. Owen Ifoere, the 
husband of Mary Plckford, was the complain- 
ant. 

Americans who have traveled abroad and 
have made collections of souvenir postal cards 
and photographs which depict any portion of 
the towns or territory in Belgium and North- 
ern France now occupied by the Germans, 
should send these cards, and wherever pos- 
sll ile accompanied by a written description, to 
William Guggenheim, Chairman of the Army 
and Navy Committed of the American De- 
fense Society, 44 Eosr23d Btreet, New York. 

"Sometime," a musical romance, comes to 
the Shubert following the San Carlo Opera Co. 
The book of the piece is by Rlda Johnson 
Young and the music by Rudolf Friml. In 
the cast are Ed Wynn, Dorothlo Bigelow. 
Frances Cameron, Mae West, Mildred Le Que. 
Harrison Brockbank, John Merkyl, Do Haven 
and Nice, Hallen Mostyn and William Dor- 
rian. The piece will have Its premiere next 

Arthur Byron has announced, with the per- 
mission .of Selwyn & Co., that one complimen- 
tary performance of 'Tea for Three," in which 
he is appearing, will be given to whoever 
makes the largest single subscription for Lib- 
erty Bonds in Maxlne Elliott's Theatre during 

.?, \ ii>e lF Loao Campaign. The performance 
will be given at any time and at any plaoe the 
bond buyer may designate so long as It does 
not interfere with a regular performance of 
the production. 

A spectacular patriotlo production entitled 
•Freedom" supported by a number of prom- 
inent society persons Is now In rehearsal, and 
may be produced at the Contury. The piece 
is being presented by Julie Opp and Lee 
Shubert. Among those connected with the enter- 
prise are Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt, Clarence H. 
Mackay, Mrs. H. P. Davison and Mrs. Otto H. 
Kaho. Half of the profits will be tamed 
over to the Association for Disabled Naval 
and Military Officers. The piece Is the work 
of E. Lyall Swete and C. Lewis Hind, with 
muBlo by Norman O'Netl. 

CRITICISM. . 

TEA FOR THREE. 

v A comedy In three acta, by Roi Cooper 
Begrue. at the Elliott, Sept. 19. 

The play Ib of no great substance, either 
artistically or morally; but It has the very 
rare virtue of doing what It Intends with neat- 
nesB and a certain finality of skill which keeps 
the attention of the audience throughout and 

Insures an evening of genuine entertainment. 

Timet. 

'Tea for Three" Is so distinctly different In 
flavor from the other plays of the year that it 
ought to make many friends.— World. 



JUDGMENTS. 



Judgments tiled In the County Clerk's office. 

The first name Is tbat of the Judgment debtor, 

the second the Judgment creditor, and the 

amount of Judgment 

Kennedy Theatres, Inc.— J. Simmons, 1884.28 

Armand Kailsz— McCord & Mace, 1208 70 ' 

Bureau dl |l74•.8lf te,ld^B_I ' UCe,8 PreM C1, M ,,n * 
John*E. Kelle'rd— G. Wilson, $578. 
Samuel A. Marcusson (Theatrical Program 

Co.)— A. Zaslowsky, $56.20. 

France. White Obliges Refund. 
Pittsburgh, Sept 25 

The Rock and White show at the 
Pitt last week refunded the boxoffice 
taking Friday, when Frances White 
could not finish the performance. 

A nervous breakdown was given as 
the reason for Miss White b ; ng un- 
able to go on, after the show opened. 
She appeared the following night. 

Princess Dark Until Election. 

'Oh, Yes," the new musical play with 
Joseph Santley, now in rehearsal by 
Elliott, Comstock & Gest, will have its 
premiere in Schenectady Oct. 19, the 
opening date at the Princess now 
being set for election day. 

The house will remain dark until 
then. 



Francine Larrine in "Sometime." 

Francine Larrine is now in "Some- 
time," due at the Shubert next Mon- 
day. She is in the Audrey Maple role 
for which Dorothy Bigelow was in- 
tended. The latter is a Boston society 
girl, but appeared on Broadway last 
season, in the short date of Elisabeth 
Marbury's "See America First." 

Lady Minstrels Open. 

Gus Hill's Lady Bountiful Minstrels, 
an all women minstrel organization, 
opened its season at Bridgeport, Conn., 
Wednesday night. 



PITTSBURGH LIKES "CANARY." 

Pittsburgh, Sept. 25. 
"The Canary," a musical comedy 
adapted from the French of Georges 
Barr and Louis Verneuil, by Harry B. 
Smith, was presented at the Nixon 
Monday night by Charles Dillingham, 
with Julia Sanderson and Joseph Caw- 
thorn starred. Additional numbers 
were introduced by Irving Berlin and 
Harry Tierney. 

The premiere had a packed house 
and the advance sale for the week is 
exceedingly heavy. The company is a 
capable one from principals to chorus. 
Wonderful costumes, beautiful and 
shapely chorus with good voices and 
excellent dancers. 

It is a musical comedy with a really 
good plot that runs very smoothly all 
the way and is neither too light nor 
too heavy. 

The story concerns a maiden placed 
in pawn by a relative for a diamond 
called the Canary. Play opens in an 
antique shop where the girl (Miss San- 
derson) is employed as an artist. Mr. 
Cawthorn as Timothy, a maker of an- 
tiques employed in the same shop, is 
ambitious to become a great juggler, is 
in love with the girl, as is also Ned 
Breeze,- a struggling doctor, .who 
doesn't struggle very hard for patients. 
He has loaned a pair of crooks (Doyle 
and Dixon) $1,000 at a race and for 
security takes the Canary diamond, 
which they stole from the original 
owner (Rico). The crooks expect to 
redeem the diamond at five o'clock 
that day and if not the jewel belongs 
to Breeze. Failing to show up Breeze 
decides to auction the stone. Timothy 
discovers the stone is loose in the 
mounting and shows it to several bid- 
ders, among whom is Rice, who substi- 
tutes a paste stone. While repairing 
the setting Timothy accidentally swal- 
lows the substitute. 

Second act shows Dr. Dippey's Sani- 
tarium, where Timothy goes to have 
the jewel removed from his anatomy. 
He is followed by the crooks, who 
await an opportunity to recover the 
gem. 

Third act (beautiful set) shows Dr. 
Breeze playing host at a party in hon- 
or of his fiance (Miss Sanderson). 
While everything comes out as ex- 
pected, it has a different twist from 
other musical comedies. 

Besides the two stars and the three- 
featured players (Sam Hardy and 
Doyle and Dixon), others who deserve 
special mention are Marie Callahan in 
a dance number with Doyle and Dixon, 
Misses Gordon and Thomas and Vera 
Maxwell. 

The melodies are haunting and tune- 
ful. Nothing that has played Pitts- 
burgh this season can touch "The 
Canary." 

ACCUSE BELASCO. 

Chicago, Sept. 25. 

Will Bradshaw, the author, has 
threatened to bring suit against Oliver 
Morosco and the Hattons for viola- 
tion of copyright and plagiarism. 
Bradshaw says that "Lombardi, Ltd." is 
from his vaudeville act of several 
years ago, entitled "The Shop in 
Paris." 

Bradshaw has placed the matter in 
the hands of his attorney. 

Opening in Pittsburgh. 

William Moore Patch will open 
"Take It From Me" in Pittsburgh Oct. 
31, with Vera Michefena in the leading 
role, 



Conrad Nagel Leaving. 

It is only a matter of a short time 
when Conrad Nagel, leading juvenile 
with Alice Brady . in_ "Porever After" 
at the Central, will be compelled to re- 
linquish -the role in which he scored 
so strongly and join the colors. His 
order to report was deferred to en- 
able him to open in the piece andT Wil- 
liam A. Brady has appealed to Wash- 
ington to permit him to remain awhile 
longer. 



SHOWS IN PHILLY. 

Philadelphia, Sept 25. 
"Glorianna," which had its first 
showing here at the Forrest Monday 
night, is a war story, set to music 
by Rudolf Friml. The book and lyrics 
are by Catherine Chisholm Cushing. 
It is all reminiscent, though tuneful 
and sprightly. It is presented by an 
excellent company and was very well 
received by a well filled house. El- 
eanor Painter was HberalTy rewarded 
for her singing of the principal role, 
while Jessica Brown (recently of vau- 
deville) came in for a liberal share 
of the chief honors for her excellent 
dancing. Lloyd and Wells, also from 
vaudeville, were among the recipients 
of favor. Tjie piece has been beauti- 
fully costumed and handsomely 
staged. The composers have provided 
nothing out of the ordinary in "Glori- 
anna" but in a season that has shown 
nothing of importance to date, this 
musical vehicle will probably enjoy 
patronage. 

The Garrick was almost filled Mon- 
day night when the revival of "A Mar- 
riage of Convenience" was given by 
Henry Miller and Ruth Chatterton. 
The piece was very late starting, 
which detracted something from the 
entertainment, but the play was well 
received.-'-. — 

"Not With My Money" is in its final 
week at the Broad, doing very light 
business. Last Saturday's matinee 
was .good, but the piece has exhibited 
no drawing power at this house. 
"Tiger Rose" is billed for Sept. 30. 

"Chu Chin Chow" continues to pull 
them in -at the new Shubert, the re- 
ceipts keeping well over the $20,000 
mark. It has two more weeks to run. 
"Leave It To Jane" is doing nicely at 
the Chestnut Street opera house in its 
fifth week. Nothing is underlined. 
"Business Before Pleasure" in its 
fourth week at the Lyric is also doing 
well. 

The old Walnut, which was with- 
drawn from public sale last week, has 
been leased by C. Cooke Wanamaker 
and Thomas Dougherty, who have 
been associated with the F. G. Nixon- 
Nirdlinger forces, and opens its 110th 
season Saturday night with Gus Hill's 
"Lady Bountiful Minstrels." 

"Leave It to Jane," now in its fourth 
week at the Chestnut Street Opera 
House, has had its time extended from 
six to eight weeks. The attraction 
has been steadily growing stronger, 
and last week drew a gross of slightly 
over $14,600. 



WEEK'S CAMP BOOKINGS OFF. 

While a number of the cantonments 
are under quarantine through the epi- 
demic of Spanish influenze, others are. 
not officially quarantined, even though 
a large number of cases are reported. 
Advices were that there were over 
6,000 cases at Devcns, yet no restric- 
tions were laid down as at Upton, 
Lee, Jackson and Sevier. 

Of the several naval bases under 
quarantine, Newport (where the thea- 
tre is in the city) is now given a clean 
bill of health,- 

Reports show that the affection has 
spread broadcast and has missed none 
of the cantonments. Attractions in 
the officially banned camps are off for 
the week, several shows obtaining out- 
side booking. It was expected that the . 
quarantines would be lifted at the 
end of the week. 



ENTERTAINING A. T. MEN. 

The men of the Army Transport Ser- 
vice, with headquarters at 104 Broad 
street, New York, will have their en- 
tertainment looked"- after by Pfivattsv 
Bert Grant and Monty Brice, both 
song writers, who have been detailed 
to that branch. 

Messrs. Grant and Brice, besides su- 
pervising the amusements for the A. T, 
will write a show that may be pro- 
duced around the holidays, with their 
companions in uniform as the cast 



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TEA FOR THREE. 

The Friend ..Arthur Byron 

The Wife Margaret Lawrence 

The Husband Frederick Perry 

The Maid Kathryn Keyes 

The Valet William Foatanoe 

"Tea for Three," by Bol Cooper Megrue, 
produoed by Selwyn ft Co. at the Maxtne 
Elliott Sept. 10, Is billed as "an angle on the 
triangle," by which la meant a new twist to 
the eternal tralngle situation. The first night 
audience enjoyed It Immensely, and whatever 
drawing power It possesses will be In the 
higher priced seats. The "moral" and the 
subtlety, developed via epigrams, are quite too 
clever for the general population. The smart 
people are certain to flock to it, and when these 
patrons have been exhausted the true test of 
the play's drawing power will be demonstrated. 

As a reflection of an actual situation in the - 
present day life In New York, one could tear 
the plot to shreds, but for the purposes of en- 
tertainment it might suffice. Somewhat along - 
the lines of "Dlvorcons," a sweet young 
woman Is happily married to a man absorbed 
in his business, but who adores her. The hus- 
band Is Jealous of -an old college mate with 
wiom the wife had had a flirtation when she 
was 17 and who comes to tea once a week. 
The friend persuades the wife to steal away 
to lunch with him, where he tells her the 
reason he Is a bachelor and a "flltterer" Is 
because he lores her still, and although there 
Is unmistakable evidences he would like to 
possess her, she appeals to his better self and 
persuades him to be a true friend. 

The subject of the husband's Jealousy is dis- 
cussed, and the wife hits upon a plan to cure 
him of it, so the friend will once more be wel- 
come at the house. Aa she starts to unfold 
It In the corner of the restaurant and the 
waiter is ordered to lower the shade to shut 
out the sun, and the first scene of the first act 
concludes. After a few seconds the scene Is 
switched to the home of the married couple. 
Husband is waiting tea, but his wife hasn't 
returned. She finally comes, explaining she 
had been shopping and lunching with "Ethel." 
Later the friend comes for tea,, and Inciden- 
tally mentions to the. husband he bad lunched 
With the wife and hadn't seen "Ethel" In 
weeks. The plans arranged by the friend and 
the wife to cure the husband of his jealousy 
had somehow miscarried, as the stories do not 
Jibe. 

As the husband is called to the phone In 
another room the friend steals the wife's pic- 
ture standing on the. piano," and when the nus- 
band returns and misses it, wife says the 
frame had 1 broken that morning and she had 
left it to be repaired. Husband had been look- 
ing at the picture a few minutes before, and 
this, together with the luncheon fibbing, weak- 
ens L .s faith In his wife. 

In the second act he drops in on the friend, 
Is dismissed by the friend, who explains he 
•has a rendezvous with a married woman. The 
husband leaves, seeing bis wife's car at the 
door. Meantime she had been ushered Into 
an adjoining room by the valet The husband 
returns and the wife Is secreted. Husband Is 
in a frenzy of jealousy, says both can't live, 
and suggests the remedy outlined In a story 
the friend had related, of a husband and a . 
lover, both anxious to possess a wife, drawing 
lots to see which one would kill himself. They 
draw, the friend gets the fatal slip of paper 
and 1b to kill himself within 24 hours. He 
tells the husband that before be goes he is 
bound by no moral obligations and intends to 
steal the wife. Husband departs, saying he 
will protect his wife, and the friend dictates 
a letter to his valet-secretary (thereby avoid- 
ing the usual" telephone metbod of develop- 
ment), giving the true reason . tor his un- 
timely demise, addressed to a friend on the 
staff >f the Herald, but asking him not to try 
and guess the name of the woman. This la 
7.20 In the evening. - 

Act three la again In the home of- the mar- 
ried folks, the following afternoon. The hus- 
band is on edge, had phoned several times to 
the friend, seeking an excuse for calling off 
the whole affair, ~ut meantime determined the 
friend shall not steal his wife. He won't go 
to his business and won't let her out, saying 
„ they will goi together after 7.30. 'The Even- 
ing Telegram" is brought in, on the front page 
of which is an account of the suicide of the 
friend. Wife accuses husband of being re- 
sponsible for it, hysterically crvlng she had 
lost a friend whom she loved better than any- 
one else In the world, next to her husband, 
and that husband had ruined their lives. 

In the midst of it in walks the friend, and 
when shown the paper, explains to them the 
publication was premature owing to the too 
previous mailing of his letter to his newspaper 
friend. Husband is phoned for and friend ex- 
plains to wife he had had one co~~ of the 
Telegram printed and delivered to the house 
at a cost of $87. Husband returns, explains 
his big real estate deal was consummated, he 
would pay more attention to bis wife, would 
permit her more leeway, that the friend must 
come often and take her out, and ue was, in 
short, cured of his jealousy. 

Barring the valet and tbe maid there are 
but three people in the cast, xue absence of 
other characters prevents any subsidiary situ- 
ations, and necessitates prolonged duologs and 
_ triolog? aJld. constant renetiHon»-..ot oonversa^. 
tlori. This is partially compensated tor by 
innumerable Shavian and Oscar Wilde epi- 
grams, a few of which are here set down : 

"Pity Is akin to love. That's why so many 
women pity tbelr husbands." — "I hate Phillip. 
What have you ever done to him?" — "We 
never discuss our friends pleasantly."— "No 
man Is so bad a woman can't find an excuse 
for him," — "Good women are unfaithful only 
. in their thoughts." — "All sensible wives lie to 
their husbands, if only to please them."— 



"Sometimes I tell the truth ; It's the only vice 
I have." — "It's a grave Insult to Insinuate a 
woman couldn't be unfaithful If she wanted 
to." — "The only amusing countess I ever met 
was a chorus girl." — "There are two kinds of 
fools, those who give. advice and those who 
won't take it." — "There is nothing so absorb- 
ing as the love of a married woman, and few 
married men realize it." — "He was lying and, 
of course, I was, eo I had to say I wasn't." — 
"What do you expect me to say?" "The truth." 
"You're an optimist" 

Arthur Byron as the friend contributed an 
Intelligent but not quite natural performance. 
He wasn't just the romantic type. A John 
Barrymore would have been ideal. Frederick 
Perry as the husband was excellent, and Mar- 
garet Lawrence, who has been oil the stage for 
a number of years, was a sensational success. 
It Is not easy to Imagine any other actress 
doing It better, or as well. Joto. 

HUMPTY-DUMPTY. 

Albert Mott fc Otis Skinner 

John ■ Delamothe Fleming Ward 

General, the Hon. Henry Delamothe, John's 

uncle Morton Seltoa 

Viscount Loosehanger Robert Harrison 

Hlgglnbotbam Ernest Elton 

Jopllng Robert Bntwtatle 

Puttlck. William Evllle 

James Wallop John Rogers 

Sinking. .Walter Bcott 

Lady Susan Delamothe. Maud Milton 

Nancy Delamothe. Ruth Rose 

Mrs. Mott ..Beryl Mercer 

Crlasie Parkins ...Elizabeth Rlsdon 

Mrs. Rogers, ..Clara T. Braoy 

Horace Annesley Vachell is the author of 
this ultra-English old-fashioned comedy, in 
which Otis Skinner takes the leading role, 
now at the Lyceum. 

"Humpty-Dumpty" tells the tale of an Eng- 
lish hairdresser, devoted to his art, who, by 
a twist of fortune, leaves bis establishment 
at Swashcombe-on-the-Sea to become tbe Earl 
of Delamothe. With him, over her- protests, 
goes bis mother, simple-minded and desper- 
ately clinging to the old life. Much of the 
comedy 1s Introduced into the scenes where 
Albert Mott Is shaving a cross customer, and 
again where he appears grotesquely, but boy- 
ishly In the unaccustomed robes of nobility, 
after he has taken bis seat in the House of 
Lords. 

Pathetic scenes - are plentiful In the mani- 
festations of affection between the simple old 
mother and her clever son, and In the sadness 
which comes over her when she loams her 
parlor behavior Is pleblan and unfashionable. 

Beryl Mercer, as Mrs. Mott. tbe barber's 
mother, gains much applause as the old lady. 
Elizabeth Rlsdon, as Crlssle, the hairdresser's 
assistant, was moat effective and has a won- 
derful English accent with regular Cockney 
twang, and tbe most infectious smile imagin- 
able. She was typical of her class, from which 
many of the handsome barmaids In the fash- 
ionable cafes and restaurants In London are 
recruited. 

Morton Selton also pleased the audience 
with his excellent characterization of the Hon. 
Henry Delamothe and Fleming Ward aa Cousin 
John D. Delamothe gave a manly charming 
impersonation. 

The finished way in which Mr. Skinner han- 
dled a razor- showed patient preparation for 
the part and he could give any of the so- 
called barbers on Broadway lessons In shav- 
ing. His flow of talk while he was operating 
upon a customer was most amusing and had 
the audience In roars. 

Whether New York wants a play like 
"Humpty-Dumpty" remains to be. seen. It Is 
not tbe kind of comedy Metropolitan theatre- 
goers have been receiving for the last few 
years. It Is Intensely "homely" English, and 
there Is a lack of the usual number of snobs 
which are Invariably thrown In to give the 
average play an English flavor. 

TELL THAT ToThE MARINES. 

Hein Schulz. a Grocer Adolf Phlllpp 

Helen, his Daughter Georgia Lee Hall 

Charlie, his Son .Joseph Striker 

Jere Thurston, a Banker... Philip Lord 

Tom, his Son Chauncey M. Kelm 

Maud Hopkins, a Manicure Girl... Cecil Kern 

Bill-Hopkins, her Brother Jack Bernard 

Abraham Shlnegold Albert C. Winn 

Maria Mueller Marie Pert 

Carl Frumstadt John Hanson 

Augusta, Servant with Schulz. ...Elsie Smith 

Did you ever hear the story of the audience 
at a Yiddish theatre downtown -which raised 
a rumpus because their evening's entertain- 
ment was over at 11.15 Instead of tbe usual 
. midnight? Adolf Phlllpp, erstwhile German 
actor, author, manager, wbo now presents an 
American play, by American authors, with an 
American cast, seems possessed of the same 
sort of Idea in 'Tell That to the Marines, ,r a 
comedy drama in three acts written by him- 
self and Edward A. Paul ton. One gets the Im- 
pression that an attempt was essayed for quan- 
tity of entertainment. The first two acts con- 
sumed one hour each, and the third wasn't so 
much shorter. 

With regard to quality, It Is a bad play— a 
very bad one, crudely constructed and amateur- 
- .Ish ---.tn--.tr*3tin*Gt - Tbs obvloorplotts strung 
out by constant repetitions of dialog and 
situations. A modern American stage director 
would have blue-penciled one-third the dialog, 
quickened the "business," and In a dozen and 
one other ways smarted the production. 

On the other hand, the aforesaid American 
Btage director, for the purposes of assimila- 
tion of Adolf Phlllpp's old clientele on the 
upper East Side radiating from the York- 
vllle Theatre, might bave proved unsatisfac- 
tory. The German-American audience seems 



to take huge delight In the easy progression 
of the story of tbe play and accepts with relish 
the comedy relief interruptions. 

The. drama by Messrs. Phlllpp and Paulton 
tells tho story of a prosperous grocer 
(Phlllpp) who sends his son to Yale. Tbe day 
he is due to return be Is visited by a manioure 
girl, who says the boy pronlsed to marry her. 
It develop* his college chum, meeting the 
girl, In a spirit of mischief had given the 
name of the grocer's son. The chum is en- 
gaged to the grocer's daughter, and rather 
than Injure his sister the boy takes the blame 
of the thing. He quarrels with his father 
over it and joins the colors. Tbe old man finds 
out his mistake in tbe last act, the boy re- 
turns wounded, the father of tbe other boy 
buys off tbe vampire manicure and all ends 
happily. <• •. ' •■ 

A portion of the dialog Is devoted to patri- 
otic propaganda designed to Impress the Ger- 
man-Americans, and judging by the applause 
accorded these outbursts they take to it with 
avidity. /«*>. 

DARKEST~AMERICANS. 

The title of the two-act (eight scenes) musl- 
cal comedy which Salem Tutt Whitney and T. 
Homer Tutt's "Smarter Set" company of col- 
ored players is presenting at the Lafayette, 
131st st and 7th avenue. 

For books, lyrics and score the show ranks 
with musical comedies on Broadway. It is 
billed, as a "sensational two-act musical com- 
edy." It Is full of comedy and Is musical. 
Whitney and Tutt authored the piece. Charles 
L. Roberts composed the score. "I Want You 
Back" and "Promise Me" will compare with 
any war ballads. "Blue Fever" is tbe best 
"blues" song. In comedy, love and war songs, 
"Ain't It Funny What Love WllS Do" and 
"When the Sambca and Sammies Get Through 
Fighting Over There" ere typical of that kind. 

Of the comedians, Whitney's work stands 
out After the first 15 minutes of his appear- 
ance, he bad the audience with him to the ex- 
tent -that bis every movement or remark was 
the signal for laughter. Hie partner, Tutt, is 
a more staid comedian. 

The story concerns the duplicity of Abe 
(Whitney) and Gabe (Tutt) Washington, who 
enter the Howard University under false pre- 
tenses. A meddling reporter mistakes the 
former for the new professor, expected to ar- 
rive at Howard, and Abe, to get a meal, passes 
himself aa such. 

The piece has as much plot as the average 
musical comedy— which is very little. It is the 
libretto and score that gives the production a 
high standard. 

Lena Handford Roberts, as a musical in- 
structress, was musical as far as her vocal 
powers were concerned. Emma Jackson also 
sang and spoke her lines effectively. Estelle 
Cash and Mattle Lewis distinguished them- 
selves In dancing, as did Boots Marshall and 
George Lynch. These latter two are evidently 
In the cast for tbe specialty they do In the 
socond scene of the first act, that of dancing 
porters and "baggage smashers." They were 
recalled four times last Tuesday evening. 

A mummy dance, billed as an original cre- 
aatlon, wherein mummies come forth from 
their cases In which they had been preserved 
and go through an Egyptian dance, was com- 
mendable. One of the cborus men Is an ex- 
pert In doing the "shlmmie," and tho audience 
seemed to favor It - 

Some credit Is also duo to the piano player 
and drummer the company carries. 

While a Broadway producer could Improve 
on the production, it- is In good form for the 
pop time booked. It could also stand a llttlo 
cutting. Some of the encores could be elimi- 
nated to obtain an earlier closing hour. 



"MISS" SHOW MISSES. 

Providence, R. I., Sept. 25. 

"Miss, I Don't Know," which played 
its first week's engagement at the 
Shubert Majestic here last week, left 
a decidedly poor impression — so poor 
that Lee Shubert, who came here 
Thursday, decided to change the name, 
it was announced, to "The Girl in the 
Canteen." 

"Miss I Don't Know" as a title was 
bad enough, but the change is worse. 
A canteen doesn't figure until the last 
act and then not much. 

It was said, when the company left 
Saturday, it would lay off a week in 
New York for rehearsals and changes. 
It suffered .many changes here during 
the week. Members of the company 
from the leading man, Ray Raymond, 
to the chorus, had some fault to find. 
It was rumored that Raymond was 
going to leave. 

The show has no action or kick un- 
til the end of the second act. 



-..SHQWSJN LOS ANGELES. ..-.,,„ 

Los Angeles, Sept. 25. 

For the past few weeks, the thea- 
trical business has been particularly 
quiet, the picture houses getting the 
bulk of the business. 

Both the Majestic and Mason are 
dark. 

"Mary's Ankle," at Morosco, opened 
to good business. 



"BIG CHANCE" WEAK. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 25. 

If it was a lack of confidence on the 
part of the producers that prompted 
them to book "The Big Chance" for 
only one week at the Adelphi, the 
same producers are gifted with fore- 
sight for the new A. H. Woods play 
is not destined to last any longer, un- 
less much is accomplished in the re- 
making. 

"A Big Chance" is described by the 
ad-writer as "A play of the Re-birth 
of Human Souk." That's a badly 
written line to hand anything new in 
these troublesome times, but every- 
thing seems to have been a "chance" 
with this piece and neither the title 
nor the description can do it more 
harm than the producers who showed 
it in the present form. 

"A Big Chance" is a war play. Grant 
Morris and Willard Mack are an- 
nounced as its authors, but neither will 
add anything to his name as a play- 
wright through this poorly written 
piece that contains an idea that starts 
but .never gets anywhere. About the 
only thing that can be said for it is 
that it is different in theme, but the 
fact remains, it will have to be almost 
entirely rewritten. 

Its shewing here was its initial one 
Of importance, and it may have been 
the presence of several theatrical cel- 
ebrities that was responsible for the 
nervousness of the company, with the 
result, the performance was not a 
smooth one and received with indif- 
ference by a fairly well filled house. 
The company includes Clara Joel, 
Cyril Keithly, Harry Robert, Annie 
Mack Berlein, William Meehan, Kath- 
erine Harris Barrymore, Ramsey Wal- 
lace and Walter Horton. 

Guy Bates Post in "The Masque- 
rader" is underlined for Sept. 30. 



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STOCKS OPENING. 

Denver, Sept. 25. 

Tom Wilkes, a theatrical manager 
of Salt Lake City, has taken over the 
Denham and is to operate stock there. 
The house was formerly held by the 
Orpheum Circuit. The Denham is to 
be in a chain of theatres playing stock 
in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Sail 
Francisco and Denver. 

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Portland, Ore., Sept. 25. 

The Alcazar, opened since Sept. 14, 
when the Alcazar Players produced 
"Johnny, Get Your Gun," has Alice 
Fleming leading. Edward Everett 
Horton is leading man. 

For the first time this city is sup- 
porting two stock companies. The 
Baker company is also current. There 
are about 50,000 men employed in the 
shipyards. Both houses play to 
capacity. 



KALICH PLAY A HIT. 

• Washington, Sept. 25. 

Bertha Kalich opened in "The Rid- 
dle Woman" at the Belasco Monday 
and scored a hit. 

The play is by Charlotte E. Wells 
and Dorothy Donnelly, produced by 
George Mooscr. 

The Washington Post says : "No 
other actress on the English-speaking 
stage is more admirably suited to 
the central role of 'The Riddle Woman' 
than Mme. Kalich," 

The show opened to $781 and played 
to $1,000 Tuesday night. It will be in 
Pittsburgh next week, and is headed 
for Broadway. 



Bernard Hiahin Has Recovered. 

Bernard Hishin has recovered from 
an attack of pneumonia and returns 
shortly to produce two new playg. 



Manager Myers Resigns. 

London, Sept. 25. 
T. Myers, manager of the Middle- 
sex, resigns Sept. 28. 



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BUYBONDS 



Lucille Cavanagh and Co. (3). 

Songs and Danes*. 

23 Mint.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Palace. 

Lucille Cavanagh, in her new act at 
the Palace this week, has everything 
that should go to make a vaudeville 
success these days. Firstly, she has 
letting and clothes; secondly, special 
songs; thirdly, music-rag, and firstly 
■ again, men; and, of course, Lucille 
Cavanagh. If the act becomes known 
as a, vaudeville success with so many 
i . ingredients, who or what shall re- 
' ceive the credit? Perhaps the pro- 
ducer (Or, in this case, arranger), for 
Miss Cavanagh's act has been 
arranged nicely, neatly and expertly. 
There is the setting— striking, full of 
curtains, special ones, including a gold 
parted curtain for the drop ; while the 
"Scene represents the marble fronting 
of a country or mansion porch. Then 
there % are Wheeler Wadsworth, an 
admitted bear with a rag saxaphone; 
Mel Craig, another bear with the same 
kind of a violin, and Al Sexton, a 
youthful, good-looking fellow, who 
sings with Miss Cavanagh, also dances 
with her. Miss Cavanagh dances and 
dances alone. She might dance more 
with Mr. Sexton. The turn is billed 
as a "1918 Edition of Her Kaleidoscope 
of Dance, Color and Songs"; Music 
and Lyrics by Dave Stamper." The- 
music had a pleasing if familiar sound. 
Miss Cavanagh tries ' to sing it. It 
. must be Fate in vaudeville. 8inu. 



Nat Nazarro, Jr. 

Sengl, Dances, Instrumental. 

fS Mint.; Foot. 

Hamilton. 

For a youth of 17 who appears to be 
younger, Nazarro offers a sophisti- 
cated, thorough showmanship act In 
other words "the kid's clever." He's 
versatile. He opens with s a grand 
piano setting, but sings a song about 
his Parisian love and goes int.o a dance. 
After indulging in repartee with a 
pseudo-stage manager (his father in 
real life), he renders a cello solo. A 
song and dance closed his act. For en- 
cores (he had two) he sang a spe- 
cial song on patriotic lines followed 
by a recitation. Another recitation 
and then he was allowed to leave. Na- 
zarro's act shows the hand of Na- 
zarro, St., also an artist. His youth 
and his versatility should carry Nat, 
Jr., into the big time. 



Eastman Sisters. 
Singing and Dancing. 
16 Mint.; One. 
Harlem Opera House. 

The spot light discovers the East- 
man Sisters on a couch under a piano 
lamp and they sing a dandy Southern 
number in quaint style, harmonizing 
the chorus with good effect. The girls 
are dressed in neat velvet and silk 
dresses giving them a stunning ap- 
pearance. They are not too strong 
vocally, but make up this defect by 
the cute manner they have in putting 
over their songs. The taller one then 
sings a solo number in slow fashion 
and does a few dance steps at the 
finish, which let her off lightly. The 
other sister returns in an abbreviated 
dress and sings a popular song in a 
quiet manner, her delivery reminding 
one of Sadie Burt (Whiting and Burt). 
She also does a few neat dance steps. 
They return with another change of 
''wardrobe' and" in an affected' mariner'" 
sing a jazz number full of pep and the 
only fast thing in the act. The East- 
man Sisters are graduates of Ziegfeld's 
"Midnight Frolic" and bring to vaude- 
ville the class usually found atop of 
the Amsterdam theatre roof. They are 
long on looks, but short on vocal abil- 
ity, but should have no trouble pass- 
ing if they put a tittle more ginger into 
the turn. 



Ethel Cilfton and Co. (2). 
'The Aftermath" (Dramatic). 
22 Mini.; Full Stage (Special Set- 
Interior). 
Fifth Avenue.* 

This new war play'et, "The After- 
math," may divide professional opinion 
as to the -advisability of its continu- 
ance in vaudeville. It's not like other 
war sketches, going into a subject that 
while known, is little spoken of, the 
unpublished casuality list of France. 
Some may agree the piece is sombre, 
its theme melancholy and the story 
unnecessary for public light. Those 
who disagree will say that "The 
Aftermath' 'is excellent propaganda of 
its kind. It tells of the other horror 
of 'the brute Hun as an invader, the 
ravish of the conquered lands of 
France, the horrifying rape by the 
detestable Boche. Played in any 
theatre during the Liberty Loan 
Drive, the ever growing fires of 
hatred against the German would 
be so intensified, no better argu- 
ment to furnish' the Government with 
money to obliterate the German curse 
on humanity could be presented. It 
is a scene in a desolated French home. 
The village had been occupied by the 
Germans for 20 months. The husband, 
a soldier in the French army, upon his 
forces recovering the territory, secures 
a day's leave. His wife has not heard 
from him for a long time, not knowing 
whether he is dead or alive, until re- 
ceiving a note the same day announc- 
ing his return. There w^a baby in the 
crib. Its father is a German soldier. 
She asks the priest to take away the 
baby. The priest asks where shall he 
take it, there are a hundred others in 
the -town. The wife' hides the crib 
under a table. Her husband, in the 
French uniform, enters. They are 
affected and happy for the moment. 
He inquires for his sister, 16 years old. 
His wife replies she was sent behind 
the German lines "to work in a muni- 
tion plant. His mother has died, her 
mother has died. There are other ter- 
rible things to tell him on his home 
coming. He hears a baby's cry. The 
truth is revealed. The soldier is 
stunned. Said he knew of those 
things but thought his home would be 
spared. The man in uniform during 
his moaning relates how his, comrades 
when receiving a week's leave re- 
turned to camp the next day, and 
never spoke Nor . were they asked 
any question. One ' of his comrades 
came back the next morning, was silent 
all day, fought like a demon and at 
night was ordered to take five prisoners 
to the rear. The next morning they 
found the French soldier dead beside 
five dead Germans, with a message 
written in blood, "Sister, you are 
avenged." The house broke into in- 
voluntary applause at this point. The 
priest is appealed to for advice re- 
garding the baby and the husband and 
wife's relations. He says no mortal 
can give it, but appeals to the Al- 
mighty. When the wife again looks 
in the crib, the baby is cold. It's 
something we should have put before 
us as vividly as this playlet sketches 
it. It's the war in France or was the 
war in France, the kind of war the 
Boche makes. The French had to en- 
dure it while it lasted and Americans 
will be made stronger for knowing it, 
what'- ^irtuAdBF^^^btJltsa^SOr^OBSBBr 
means. That the playlet is not as well 
played as it is written doesn't matter. 
Neither Miss Clifton nor her principal 
support, the soldier, are equal to their ' 
respective roles. The priest is the 
only adequately taken character, but 
this won't affect the playlet for vaude- 
ville. It's propaganda and good prop- 
aganda, the kind that makes you 
frenzied. Bime. 



Miss Juliet. 
Impersonations. 
26 Mine.; Full Stage. 
Riverside. 

-Miss Juliet's new act is billed as a 
"one girl revue," employing .a piano 
accompanist. She is nicely gowned in 
a red and silver net affair and opens 
with a sing about the "Gimmes in 
which she impersonates a three-year 
old, a 23-year old youth and then the 
A K. grandfather who wants every- 
thing. From this she goes to a line, 
of chatter in which is imitated a shop 
girl in a bopk shop, o'n the lines done 
heretofore in vaudeville by Beatrice 
Herford. Miss Juliet announces here 
that she will endeavor to imitate vari- 
ous celebrities at a banquet given for 
a war charity and starts off by giving 
an excellent imitation of Leonore 
Ulric who introduces Jack' Norworth 
with a song. An imitation of Irene 
Franklin singing "the traveling sales- 
man" number was not so well done. 
It was followed by a few lines in the 
form of a poem as recited by Mrs. 
Fiske as "Mme. Sand." A good imi- 
tation of Frances White in song and 
dance was followed by a song as done 
by Harry Lauder which did not score 
so strongly. A poster of the benefit 
held at the Hippodrome Sept. 30, 1917, 
for the War Sufferers, upon which her 
name also appeared, was lowered. The 
first of the names to be chosen were 
Louis Mann and Sam Bernard, well 
done. A dialog between Ethel Barry- 
more and Eddie Foy was enjoyed and 
then a remarkable impersonation of 
Grace La Rue singing her "waltz" 
number scored the hit of the act. 
Further requests brought an imper- 
sonation of Maude Adams and one of 
Al Jolson, which did not go over big. 
A short impression of Nazimova was 
followed by a poorly executed song as 
done by Eva Tanguay. The rendition 
of a "blues" number by Nora Bayes 
was hardly understood, but a speech 
in French by Mme Sarah Bernhardt 
was roundly applauded. The show here 
was stopped by the applause. .Miss 
Juliet returned and did a short song 
and dance as-done by Julia Sanderson. 
Juliet rs sure fire. 



Eddie Janis and Rene Chaplow 
Songs, Piano and violin. <~ 

13 Mina.; Two (Interior). 
81st Street - ■' - 

A nice little act of its kind. Mr. 
Janis and Miss Chaplow carry a piano 
player who plays accompaniments to 
their musical endeavor, so Janis' best 
inning comes with the violin when he 
displays talent with the -fiddle and 
bow. Miss Chaplow has some attrac- 
tive costumes and works with pep and 
vivaciousness. At the 81st Street the 
act was voted a hit. Mark. 



Sid Townes and Co. (1). 
Singing and Talking. 
11 Mina.; One. 
23rd Street. 

Sid Townes (formerly of Medlin, 
Watts and Townes) is,taking to vaude- 
ville in a single turn, and from all ap- 
pearances will be in the two-a-day 
houses within a couple of weeks. The 
former act although good can not be 
compared with the one Mr. Townes 
is no'w doing. His appearance is ex- 
cellent, the songs and "gags" are put 
over in fine style and with the assist- 
ance of Otis Spencer at the piano, he 
cannot go wrong. The introductory 
number has a pleasing melody and tells 
of his former adventures in vaude- 
ville. It is followed by the "Georgia 
Peach" song. This, with the patter, 
wins over the audience from the start, 
and hisr turn is -never 4a danger after 
it. Mr. Spencer is a good pianist, and. 
has a few lines in this number. It 
gives a different air to the skit- away 
from the straight single. Some talk 
and two or three more songs 'follow. 
Mr. Townes looks like a winner. Un- 
less the Service gets him v or someone 
grabs him for musical comedy, he 
should sail right along in the big time 
houses with no trouble. 



Sydney Grant. 
Stories and Songs. 
16 Mini.; One. 
Palace, Chicago. 

Back after at least four years of 
divorce from vaudeville, his early and 
always faithful love, Sydney Grant 
stepped out in white flannel trousers, 
a sport shirt and a blue serge coat, to 
a "So Long Letty" overture. It was a 
happy reunion. The house was glad 
to"' greet him and Sydney looked 
pleased to be facing a vaudeville house 
again. He started without any fire- 
works, made no speech with romantic 
reminiscences of .days gone by— just 
began telling stories like he used to: 
some of them were the ones he used 
* to, too, but as they were his then they 
are his now, and did not sound at all 
mildewed from-storage in the trunk 
of his memory. .Following the several 
disassociated anecdotes he did an imi- 
tation oi_a Hawaiian guitar, told some 
more riddles and went off with his 
veteran Chinese theatre bit in which 
he does the heavy, the female imper- 
sonator and the clarinet. This brought 
him back for more gags. One or two 
of these were very nifty, and some 
were not so strong again. An audi- 
ence loves him as soon as he shows, 
and when he smiles everyone smiles, 
so even the limpy ones got something. 
But Sydney might well think up or 
purchase a few live witticisms to re- 
place the ones which get only a titter. 
Otherwise the act is >100 per cent pure, 
and as it^is it, can hold down any firing 
step in the first line trenches of vaude- 
ville's western or eastern front. His 
recitation which leads to a comedy 
point is too long for the puny cracker 
which bursts at the end, and should 
be substituted by added song, as he 
sings too well to sing so lit^e. This 
is proven by the fine manner in which 
his southern yodle song, his encore, 
goes. The effect of the whole offering 
was a big hlowoff with applause, that 
would not die until he bowed repeated- 
ly, a hand that would have justified 
another encore. Sydney Grant found 
the latchkey hanging out <or him, and 
his welcome will never wear out as 
long as he works like he did here. 

/ LoH. 



Arthur Lloyd. (_, 

Magic 

18 Mint.; One. / 

Hamilton. 

Arthur Lloyd performs but three 
tricks consuming 18 minutes. Accord- 
ing to his billing, he is "The Conjur- 
ing Comedian." Only half true. More 
comedian than conjuror. It is his chat- 
ter alone that carries him. The tricks 
except Jhe last, are ancient and in the 
"magical" catalogus. . Opening with 
"wine, and water," he next does a little 
palming, following this with card pro- 
ducing (having anyone in the audi- 
ence call a card and producing it from 
his pocket). His last is, upon requests 
from the audience, producing from dif- 
ferent portions of his dress suit all 
kinds of cards — not the playing c{eck? 
— but cards like a questionnaire, laun- 
dry ticket, ice card, registration, etc., 
embracing at least 40 regulation and 
special cards like the Kaiser's death 
certificate and the crap-shooters' union 
card. Pop time feature. 

Evelyn and Dolly. 

Variety Act. 

9 Mini.; Full Stage. 

Evelyn and Dolly have been around 
for some years, but this season appear 
to have a different routine, costumed 
up to date. It includes three changes, 
each for a different style of work. The 
girls open with roller skating,- then--re» ■•- -- 
turn as dancers, closing on bicycles. \ 
That makes the short-timed turn 
speedy enough, added to which the 
girls are hard workers. They should 
make the opening spot anywhere, for 
no matter how well they do the differ- 
ent things, each unsuspected, they are 
altogether away from other "sister 
acts in that they do a variety, and 
"dress it up." . Mme. 



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"The Currant of Fun." 

Electrical Novelty. 

16 Minj.; Full Stage (SpecUl Sat). 

Riveraide. 

A man dressed in a blue suit with 
red trimmings informs the audience he 
will endeavor to prove by various 
electrical experiments that electricity 
can pass through the human body in 
such a manner as to bewilder an audi- 
ence. A committee is invited on the 
stage, set in a sort of a grotto scenic 
environment. Three youths . and one 
with the appearance of a boob go on 

v the stage. The electrical, cur-rent is 
turned on and passes through an in- 
sulated cable, handed the boob who 
makes a leap to get away. Madam 
Brunei!, dressed in a peculiar looking 
gown, is introduced with a chord in G 
by the orchestra. She laughingly takes 
the cable in her hand and lights a piece 
of cotton by contact with her arm, 
shoe, etc. Next a gas jet is lighted by 
the Madam touching it, then through 
a banana, lemon and a piece of ice. 
The boob is induced to take a piece of 
the banana to show that it is genuine 

. and takes nearly all of the fruit which 
-is in turn taken away from him by a 
stage hand in the wings. She , touches 
the boob with a wand and' his hat 
flies over the footlights and he follows 
his hat. Madam Brunell then makes 
a short speech announcing that with 
her mouth she will light an arc strong 
enough to illuminate the entire theatre. 
This is easily done and the act comes 
to a slow finish. It is the old fashioned 
electrical act with new trimmings, in- 
asmuch as the boob does all the com- 
edy and the electricity is handled by 
a woman. As a laughing act it scored 
and as a turn interesting enough to 
close a show proved of value by the 
way the crowd remained to the very 
finish. However, the act could be 
made classier with different scenery. 



Billy and Edna Frawley. 
Songs and Talk. 
12 Mini .; One. ^ " 

Hippodrome, San Francisco. ^.J 

For a team coming from. -the cabarets 
Billy and Edna Frawley have more 
class, refinement and personality than 
is usually found in cabaret graduates. 
Following a flirtation opening, which 
includes a -few stories, they sing a 
duet, apparently a special song, 
entitled "I'm Going to Hang Around 
Till I Make You Care for Me." Miss 
Frawley then sings a ballad, and after 
a single by Billy (which includes war 
stories and some dancing) they close 
with a double number and a few dance 
steps. With a ' little more vaudeville 
experience the team is headed for the 
big time. Miss Frawley's good looks 
and dainty style added to Billy's 
cleverness, and good singing voice 
assures them recognition in better 
company. 

Gold, Reace and Edwards. ' ■• 
Dancing and Roller Skating. 
One; 11 Mine. 
Hamilton. 

The two male members may have 
been formerly known as Gold and Seal. 
They have retained most of the old 
, act, the skating bits, Frenchy make- 
up and the dances, adding a young, 
woman, who exhibits a goodly portion 
of her bare legs. She can dance. The 
soio toe dance earned her something. 
The clog dance on roller' skates is ef- 
fective insofar as it makes a lot of 
noise. A good pop time turn. 



Robert Swan. 
Dancing and Juggling. 

10 Mini.; Two. 
American Roof. 

, .-Opening, with-a. .jig. while ..jnggljing 
high hat and cigar with a few more 
tricks, Robert Swan makes a good 
impression and is a good opener for 
the better small time bills. Taps on 
a drum with three balls earns applause 
and he closee with comedy club swing- 
ing while juggling. The work runs 
smoothly without a hitch and without 
dullness. 



Eddie Leonard and Minstrela (11). 
"Dandy Dan's Return. 
34 Mins.; Two (7); Full Stage (10); 
Two (17). 

Colonial. s. 

■ Eddie Leonard held a popularity con- 
test all by himself Monday night. He 
had with him a bunch of "minstrels," 
but it was Leonard the house cared 
for, no doubt about that. He was 
through with his own routine in 30 
minutes, but the house kept calling 
for the old favorites and there was no 
denying. Eddie is due to start in a 
production this fall, the show probably 
being timed to. appear after the vari- 
ous war drives have been accom- 
plished. To fill the gap he framed the 
present turn. It opens with a circle 
of black face men in front of a striped 
satin drop, later going to full stage to 
show one of the older cotton field 
painted drops, then back to "two." The 
men in the circle stick to ensemble 
singing, while Leonard makes changes. 
At times they stand up and the first 
line-up brought a laugh, for the two 
men on the ends were grotesquely 
small. They do not indulge in "gags," 
and the reason is that they are colored 
(one is said to be 81 years old). To 
the casual observer it would be hard 
to tell whether the men are white or 
black, for they are '-all corked and 
slicked up. in tuxedos. One tip-off is 
the clever dancing bits they show near 
the close. However, Leonard is the 
main portion. He flashes a number- of 
brightly colored satin costumes, until 
the last when he is in dandy evening 
dress with crystal ^waistcoast. There 
were some six songs before the en- 
coring of the old favorites. ' First was 
"Dandy Dan," with "Dixie Land," 
"Nora" and "That's A 11 " following. 
Each number was followed by a dance, 
Eddie giving all his various stepping 
styles, including the sand dance. Two 
of the minstrels swept up the sand 
. while singing a number called "Sweep 
It Along," the lyric telling *about the 
stage hands going off to war and no 
member of the act being this side of 
45. Leonard's best melody came last 
with "Sweetness, Honeysuckle of 
Mine." Then came "Ida" and "Roly 
Bolly Eyes," both asked for, and there 
were still other requests. , But Eddie 
took it out in thanking the house and 
calling to Mabel Russell to show-her- 
self. Eddie said she was stage man- 
ager of the act. Ibee. 

Sophie Tucker and Her Five Kings of 

Syncopation. 
Songs and Muaic. \^_ ■ 

26 Mini.; Full Stage (Parlor). 
Fifth Avenue. 

Sophie Tucker has five new boys 
as her second allotment of musicians 
who are bijled with her as^ the "Five 
Kings of Syncopation." Miss Tucker 
also seems to have some new songs, 
some of the very latest in the rag line, 
and one old ballad, "I'm Sorry I Made 
You Cry." Miss Tucker's reason for 
singing the ballad under a red spot- 
light must be that it's easy for her 
boyish group to rag the tune on the 
chorus. That's not alone a reason, it's 
the excuse for the song being in her 
act most likely. The boy musicians are 
a violinist, pianist, cellist, cornetist 
and drummer. Of these the violin 
player, 16 years old, becomes the star 
next to Miss Tucker, who gives this 
youngster every opportunity and he 
takes full advantage. The boy kids 
with his instrument, kids with Miss 
Tucker, also sings, and in a general 
way becomes the life of the party that 
the hostess keeps up at highest pitch 
all the time. During the period the 
orchestra has by itself there is a series 
_pf... solos... .TJhe,. one. supposedly done 
by the cellist sounds s'uspiabusiy'lifce 
the Victrola on the stage playing it 
alone, although the cello player goes 
through the motions. Miss Tucker 

Euts over all of her numbers of the rag 
ind and the most of them with a 
crash. Her act is an easy hit. The 
time 26 minutes tells that and she 
could have done more. Rime. 



Wfl ton Sit ten. ' 

Muaical. 

22 Mins.; One. 

Riveraide. 

Mae and Rose Wilton have an act 
slightly different from the usual run 
of sister acts opening with a double 
song in which their voices are pitched 
about the same. To this number they 
add a few dance steps and after re- 
moving their capes and hats one re- 
turns to sing, "I Hear You Calling Me," 
in a good soprano voice, but without 
clear enunciation, personality or ex- 
pression. This number slows up the 
act at the start, but it might only be 
used to show that one of the sisters 
can take a suppressed top note. The 
singer goes to the grand piano and 
the Other sister returns with a violin, 
with which they play a noisy jazz type 
of melody, only to stop to play a popu- 
lar ballad and let the. audience see that 
the violin is a very raspy affair. They' 
play a "blues" number on the instru- 
ments and interpolate an old song. 
A fox trot is then played and the 
violiniste does several good dance 
steps. They sing the Hawaiian "Fare- 
well" song in good harmony, but re- 
turn to play "Tickle Toe," where the 
pianiste does several toe steps. The 
violiniste attempts a speech in which 
she endeavors to secure comedy by 
making several personal references, 
one to a man in the audience whom she 
believes to be in Class A and might be 
, a member of the Jewish branch of the 
Knights of Columbus. A double blues 
number as the girls depart. The act in 
its .present shape is too long. With 
the elimination of the second song and 
stopping at the toe dance number it is 
an excellent act in an early spot on 
the big time, 



Frederick* Sima and Co. (4). '» 

Songa and Music. 

19 Mins.; Full Stag* (Parlor). 

\Fifth Avenue. :> 

. Fredericka Sims is a soprano prima 
donna who sings straight songs, clos- 
ing with a new war song version, very 
fine in theme, of the joy in France at 
the arrival of the American forces. It's 
quite the biggest thing in Miss Sims' 
act, not excepting herself, nor her 
voice. The singer acknowledges a cer- 
tain lack of confidence in herself by 
appearing with a quartet of rag musi- 
cians, who however play the accompani- 
ments for her straight numbers. But 
when left to themselves those four 
boys dig right into ragging and stay 
there, to the evident pleasure of the 
audience, who appeared to prefer mu- 
sic to the singing, if the applause was 
a true guide, barring the closing war 
number (applauded for its sentiment). 
The musical combination looks very 
much like the boys who played the 
dance music at the Chateau Laurier 
at City Island this summer. They 
were a dandy little bunch up there 
and they are just as goo\J on the vau- 
deville sta'ge... There is a drummer, 
piano player, cornet and bass viol. 
The pianist has a session by himself, 
for "variations," and does something 
with it. There seems to be no great 
demand for this particular or peculiar 
style of combined act, unless "Fred- 
ericka Sims" means ever so much more 
than may be imagined. . Sime. 






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Clara Morton. 
"Solo Songalogue." 
One. 
Palace. 

Clara Morton is alone this^trip in 
vaudeville and doing very well. She 
will do all of that in any house while 
.alone, with her 'songs and dances, the 
"piano dance" included.' The piano- 
dance is from Miss Morton's earliest 
stage appearance, the first vaudeville 
had then seen, and Clara is doing it as 
neatly today as she did always. Pre- 
vious acts headed by Clara Morton had 
a sketch foundation with an assist- 
ant, both superfluous for this girl, who 
needs only herself. She's an enter- 
tainer, and a good one, the daughter of 
a famous vaudeville family. Clara 
helped to make it famous and can al- 
ways present the family's name and 
represent it With justifiable pride and 
to its glory. Sime. 



Myrle and Delmar. 

Acrobatic. 

Full Stage (Exterior). 

Fifth Avanue. 

Two young fellows stroll on the 
stage, one carrying a golf bag and 
the other a kodak. It looks suspici- 
ously like an acrobatic opening, this' 
soft stuff acrobats have affected of 
late and of course all folk) wing one 
another.' Then the couple commence 
to acrobat, including hand balancing, 
and exit with the kodak and golf bags 
as chimes are heard. It isn't made 
known who rings the bells on them. 
The turn seems too light for big time 
consumption. The camouflage has 
grown too familiar to leave this sort 
of an act longer in any kind of a 
novelty class. Sime. 



Ben Bernie. 

Music and Talk. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Fifth Avenue. : i 

"Ladies and Gentlemen: I wish to 
announce that Ben Bernie will posi- 
tively appear here this afternoon, said 
Ben Bernie as he walked on the Fifth 
Avenue stage. It was a good start for' 
his new single, who stated his former 
partner, Baker (Bernie and Baker), 
had gone into the Navy. Several parts 
'of .the former twO-act have been re- 
tained, particularly the "Humoresque" 
number which Bernie, only with his 
violin, when starting into the rag ver- 

\ sion of it misses much of what Baker's 
accordion formerly did with this. But 
Bernie does just as well as both did 
with "Over There" as a Yiddish march. 
Bernie has something brand new in 
travestied music, ragging a bugler call- 
ing Reveille, also "nancing" it, with 
his violin. A couple of new stories 
strongly appealed for laughs. Bernie. 
without doing anything of any real 

. purport nearly stopped the show in 
the No. 2 spot with his amusing noth- 
ingness. His easy manner when on 
the stage and his affable assurance, 
with the violin as an old reliable, will 
send Mr. Bernie over as a single on 
any bill. He's just one of those natural 
entertainers and in- this case some- 
what of a higher grade than a large 
number of others who could be so 
classed. . Sime. 



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Smith and Loael. 

Songa and Dancei. 

Mint.; One. 

Columbia (Sept 22); -—-«-««--«« ------ mm 

Man and woman, colored, with the 
man's best, dancing; woman's best, 
singing. Between the two the woman's 
is the better end of the turn. -The 
man's one dance, however, does much 
to redeem him. At that though he will 
keep the turn on the small time where 
it can get away. BitM. 



Jane Green and James BIyler, 
Songa and Piano. 
14 Mini.; One. 
Hippodrome, San Francisco. 

This new vaudeville combination will 
be heard from. The turn consists 
mostly of rag and jazz songs sung by 
Jane Green, accompanied by James 
BIyler on the piano. Miss Green 
makes one change of costume. During 
the time occupied by the change Mr. 
BIyler plays a rag on the piano. It 
could be replaced by something more 
suitable The little talk indulged in 
for Miss Green's exit does not help 
the turn, but these minor faults are 
'forgotteirafld^did not~secn«= to^have ■? 
any effect on the success of the act 
here, where it was the hit of the bill. 
In putting over jazz numbers Miss 
Green was a real surprise, and sur- 
passes even the big 'timers who have 
been seen here. The "wiggle" of Miss 
Green's, in evidence in most of the 
numbers, is slightly overdone.' 



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BUY BONDS 



COLUMBIA. 

Tho Columbia put on a good bill (or its 
Sunday concert and it had a big bouse at tbo 
matinee. There has been a decided change at 
the Columbia .since the opening this season. 
Last Sunday tho program ran through without 
a hitch, not a sound excepting applause, and 
nb' waits on the stage. The Columbia man- 
agement appears to have stopped bow stealing 
and' encore taking. It's a big step forward 
and makes for a much better performance. One 
of tho turns had a weak member that ordin- 
arily would have been laughed at by the Co- 
lumbia gallery but the upstairs allowed the 
turn to finish without a murmur. 

It was reported abound the theatre that Fred 
McCloy, tho general publicity representative 
of the Columbia Circuit and who takes charge 
of the Columbia at the Sunday . matinees, had 
brought the miraculous change about through 
a system of his own, but Mr. McCloy refused 
to give any information, Anyway, it Is pe- 
culiarly noticeable, and If tbo Columbia con- 
tinues as it was last Sunday, It will be one of 
.the very best places in Now York for acts to 
appear in, for the ono day a week, particu- 
larly as the house draws many managers and 
agents among its Sunday attendance. 

The show opened with Cblng Ling Soo and 
Co., Chinese magicians, who were not Chinese 
and did a disjointed mystery turn to slight 
applause. That, with Smith and Lesle, No. 2, 
are under New Acts. Charles Dingle and Co., 
in an Irish singing skit, had one good mem- 
ber as the Irish mother and one poor one as 
the daughter, with Mr. Dingle singing the 
songs. The story Is old, of an Irish boy from 
America, returning disguised,' to reclaim his 
sweetheart. The act Is small time altogether. 

Hill and'Ackerman were about No. 3 with 
their smooth tomfoolery, appearing now wlth- 
* out the former woman assistant, but having 
in its place the "Impersonations of well ad- 
vertised men you have - never met" as first 
done by Harry Watson In "Odds and Ends." 
It makes a very good bit for these two men. 
Kcane and Edwards (Now Acts). 

Roy La Pearl, who followed, with his com- 
pany of two and doing tho act mostly -from 
the audience, where two Italian boys are 
sooted, has not changed the turn any since 
first, presenting It. That leaves the act small 
time only. It's a good comedy turn In spots, 
but has not been gathered In for best results. 
About when It should end, It restarts with a 
"piano act." La Pearl, outside of the talk, 
appears to be a steel guitar player, though be 
also plays tbe piano. Trimmed down properly, 
the act could show once around on the big 
time, but hardly in its present shape. 

Following Harry and Grace Ellsworth (New 
Acts) was Qeorge Uosener in character Im- 
personations. He got tbe hit of the bill,' next 
to closing, but Frank Wilson, straight bi- 
cyclist, who followed and closed the perform- 
ance, could be given an equal score. Mr. Wil- 
son has something new in bicycle riding, ap- 
pearing alone, without comedy or comedy 
make-up. Going through some usual straight 
riding tricks for the opening, he closes with 
"hands off" riding, doing tricks and riding 
the safety blcyclo without touching the handle 
bars or the machine at any time with ■ bis 
hands. While It Is a pretty late day for any- 
one to show something new In bicycle riding, 
Frank Wilson Is doing it, making a novelty 
act of his neat bicycle turn. He Is of pleas- 
ant appearance besides. Closing the perform- 
ance, Wilson held the house for a real hit. 

8ime. 



PALACE. 

The Palace program started at 7:50 Monday 
night, with tbe Gardiner Trio (with some- 
thing of a new act for them) opening the 
show at that time. This rushed the program 
through to end before 11.15, tbe objective seem- 
ingly sought by tbe management. No pic- 
tures showed at either end of the bill. 

It brought the No. 3 act, "Crosby's Cor- 
ners" on before 8 :30, and the Avon Comedy 
Four, In tbelr second week, finished before 
nine, with Lucille Cavanagh (New Acts) clos- 
ing the first part. ' 

Tbe second part was a Four-Morton family 
reunion and revival, with seven Mortons 
divided Into three acts, all assembling for a 
grand finale during and closing the present 
turn of the Four Mortons, now Sam, Kitty, 
Martha and Joe. Tho others were Clara 
Morton, who did a Blnglc turn (New Acts), 
and Morton and Gloss In their own act, with- 
out the former house-front drop. Through a 
baggage delay, Mrs. Kitty Morton and her 
daughter, Martha, were minus their stage 
clothes. At first, for the reunion, the six 
Mortons lined up on the Btage In "one," with 
a smattering of the old act of the Four Mor- 
tons, that part where Paul formerly entered 
asking his father where Centre street was. 
"Clntor strate" Kitty called It then, and 
made tho same remark Monday night, while 
Joe took Paul's former dialog (with Paul 
watching bis younger brother). "Down two 
blocks and up ono alley," replied Sam, where- 
upon Joe continued to a point where Paul 
broke In saying that was his old stuff. At 
that Sam made tho sumo old swing at Paul, 
and Paul returned It with the same old slap 
on tbo stomach. Perhaps Sam found he 
couldn't control Joe's slaps, and would take 
no chances. It's a great reunion, all of these 
vaudeville favorites, and It starts the old 
timers? figu.rjtuv •■ Sam-.xaenikvas JW1. Hi— hf 
and his wife (Kitty) ntnrtcd. There are 
many hereabouts who recall when Clara as 
"The Dresden China Doll" (and she was all 
of that) first appeared with her parents, the 
Three Mortons, then Pnut, about as young as 
Joe Is now. making It tho Four Mortons. The 
Morton children became almost as finished 
performers an their parents. It would be hard, 
almost Impossible, to acknowledge Sam Morton 
has a peer as a performer In his line even 



now, after all of those years, when he can 
danco and did dance Monday night, an agile 
old-timer of whom there Is none any better, 
now or then. 

Tho Morton children, Clara and Paul, have 
made individual names for themselves. They 
aro Individual features in vaudeville, Clara, 
now alone, and tbe clever Paul, wtth his pretty 
and talented wife, Naomi Glass (who appeared 
with the group tor the final bow). 

Martha did little beyond dancing. Perhaps 
the absence of her stage gowns removed some 
of her assurance before the footlights. Joe 
seems to be there on the style of Paul, a 
Juvenile, who can sing, dance and talk. The 
combined Morton family, routed over the 
larger nouses, should be a standing box office 
attraction. They may have accounted for the 
very large Monday night attendance. 
\ Closing the performance were LeRoy, Talma 
and Bosco, with considerable new matter and 
some added people, it seems. One very good 
hit of comedy and new is done by Bosco, a 
"magical melodrama," it might be termed, 
growing more laughable as It progresses. The 
turn, greatly aided by the additions and 
changes, passed away about 23 minutes very 
pleasantly, and held in the entire house. 

Bime. 



RIVERSIDE. 

The Levolos In their wire act with the 
woman looks refreshingly young, and in 
which Lcvolo shows a slightly different rou- 
tine of feats on the tight and slack wire, 
opened the show. The Juggling trick and the 
bicycle stunt at the end of the act are worth 
while, but the "souse" bit slows up the run- 
ning. 

Mae and Rose Wilton (New Acts) occupied 
the second Bpot, 

Bobby Matthews, assisted by a dandy com- 
pany of three, struck an early hit with his 
fanciful skit, "Tbe Rounder of Old Broad- 
way." Mr. Matthews first shows a drop of 
Broadway, which evidently has not been hit 
by tbe lightless night order, and then in- 
forms the audience In song that as a rounder 
he meets various types, interesting and en- 
tertaining. Matthews sings a.Bong about 
"life . being a see-saw," which has a well 
pointed lyric, and finishes with another 
chorus about characters. Tbe cast takes a 
bow with him, and the act scored a laughing 
bit and proved a diverting novelty. That Mr. 
Matthews does not take all the meat but al- 
lows the others to gather laughs is a tribute 
to bis showmanship. The act went very big. 

Al Sbayne is assisted by an unprogramed 
comedian who acts as tbe Italian cornetlst 
In the orchestra pit. Sbayne starts the act 
by abusing an Italian opera with peculiar 
vocal Intonations and facial distortions. The 
cornetlst takes It upon himself "to change 
Shayne's ideas of the music, and while the 
orchestra crew are In a heated debate, steps 
on tho stage and attempts to explain that 
Shayne's "pipes" are not in good working 
order. The cornetlst, fed by Sbayne, gathered 
big laughs and the argument was settled by 
both singing an old-time popular song in 
which the cornetlst sang the lyrics and Sbayne 
interpolated various weird Bounds and top 
notes In harmony with the melody. Tbe act 
was the hit of the first part 

Eddie Foy, assisted by the six little Foys, 
bad easy sailing. A benefit for the Red Cross 
is suggested, and the children all do their 
various specialties, starting with a recitation 
by Irving and finishing with a whirlwind 
dance by Charles and Mary Foy. The act 
closed tbe first part In excellent style, and 
Foy "made a short speech In which he told the 
folks that his oldest son, Bryan, was in the 
service. 

During intermission Jules Lenzberg offered 
a new march number called "The March of 
All Nations," In which the flags of the various 
Allied countries were shown, and finishing 
with the national anthem. 

Miss Juliet (New Acts) opened tbe second 
half with an act greatly different from which 
she has shown heretofore. 

Van and Schenck In their second week, in 
evening clothes, opened with a new double 
song, well appreciated, and then did a new 
double Irish number In good stylo. Van next 
introduced a new negro comic about essential 
employment and' Schenck sang a ballad while 
seated at the piano. A new "Dixie" number 
with a patter chorus came in for appreciation, 
and they returned and offered a new comedy 
"baby" number. As an encore they, sang a 
new "blues." 

"The Current of Fun," Introduced by 
Madam Brundll (New Acts), closed the show. 



Soveral other "impressions" of farmyard crea- 
tures wore among the best of the balance of 
the routine. 

Ames and Wlntbrop followed with a filv. 
Their "Ono Moment, Please," started out on 
high gear but failed to keep .the pace. Ames 
x got a laugh on his entrance end the first 
bait of tho turn ran along happily. Ames 
told Andy Byrne to play the "Deabrosses Street 
Rhapsody" for the first dance, and the an- 
tique number brought some giggles. After 
the Indian number the act sagged and never 
recovered. Had the pair taken a bow they 
might have slid Into the sure fire "Qonga 
Din" bit. But the house didn't know the act 
was over until the pair were off. They did 
not reappear and everyone let it go at that. 
Cooper and Rlcardo, in fourth spot, were not 
able to start much. True they did not have 
it soft, figuring the slow going ahead. The 
team Is offering two new song numbers In 
"Rock-a-Bye" and "Keep Sending Them Over" 
and can stand some new comedy material. 
The running therefore up to the Leonards 
entrance was not up to standard. 

After Intermission tbe ebow held tbe pace 
set by the blackface star and the balance of 
tbe bill scored. Parsons and Irwin were 
first to proceed,'* and after the four-minute 
"drama," livened things with pleasant vocal- 
izing. "Dreaming of You," "Mother of Mine" 
and "Popular Operatic Strain" sent them "in" 
with ease, and the several encores, delivered 
on earned applause made their score second 
to Leonard's. — • 

Bert Baker and Co., in "Prevarication," 
planted the bill's comedy punch on sixth. 
Laughs fell thick and fast throughout the 30 
minutes or more of the farce,. Mr. Baker 
was in fine trim, and with several new players 
assisting, the act looks stronger than last 
season. The wife character has a new woman 
and there is a familiar face (not programed) 
as Bert's office assistant. This man is not 
youthful but he is funny and helps the going, 
in fact, is much better than the original 
player. 

The Baker turn and Leonard's were respon- 
sible for a late show, the final curtain falling 
around 11.25. Tbe Duncan Sisters (New 
Acts) appeared at five minutes to eleven, and 
that left General Plsano to enter for the 
finish at 11.15. Plsano, minus the mountain 
climbing Hun, Interested with .his clever dis- 
play of marksmanship and he' held them in. 
He Is shooting some of 'tbe targets from near 
back of tbe house, running down the aisle for 
the bit — a novelty. Ibee. 



COLONIAL. 

Al Darling has been doing a heap of ob- 
jecting about the way the lightless nights 
have played hob with attendance. His per- 
sistence or insistence must have caused the 
fuel powers that be to let up Just a trifle 
for he Is now allowed to light the two 
corner lamps In the pavement canopy. That 
helps a little. Monday night there was a 
real box office line operating and business 
was noticeably bettor than it has been so 
far this season. Yet there was plenty of room 
downstairs. 

The show got off slowly. The first half of 
the bill was close to. a blank as to scoring 
until Eddie Leonard established a "zero hour" 
hi- closing " iuterfflidsiou'- atid "went over for 
tho evening's hit (New Acts). They wanted 
Eddie indefinitely, but even he recognized that 
34 was sufficient. 

Frank Hartley opened, pulling out well 
enough with his bottle balancing trick. He 
missed repeatedly, evon fumbling bis saucer, 
cup and spoon stunt. Mitchell and King, in 
bird, bugle and farmyard mimicry, edged 
through, a fair No. 2. Their last bit, an 
imitation of a cat squabble, saved the turn. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

The Fifth Avenue had 'em banging on the 
celling Tuesday night. It must have been 
tbe War Song Contest. Tbe final was for 
that evening. Ropes were out at eight and 
they were needed. Tbe crowd kept coming 
In and the house must have about reached a 
record in receipts. 

The contest, running 35 minutes, closed the 
show, won by "My Belgian Rose" (Feist), 
sung by Artie Mehllnger. Other contestants 
were "Homeward Bound" (Feist), the first 
to be given ; then "Hello Central" (Waterson, 
Berlin & Snyder), "Dreaming of Home, Sweet 
Home" (Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.), In the' 
four spot, and "Got to Get Up" (W. B. & S.), 
fifth. They were the five winners- of the 
contest on the first five nights of last week. 
In the list the newest number was "Dreaming 
of Home, Sweet Home," having a very pretty 
melody, with a sweet lyric. It looks like one 
of the best of the later crop of war ballads. 

The program ran nicely, with the new 
Arbuckle film comedy In tbe centre of It, 
"Fatty's" "Cook" bringing a great deal of 
laughter, not a little of which was secured 
through Buster Keatoo In It, also that other 
corking good screen comedian, Al St. John. 

No particular big bit stood out In the vaude- 
ville. ■ Clark and Verdi, next to closing, might 
have secured one with tbelr old act but they 
didn't with the new material they may be 
breaking In. There Is a very funny bit about 
the female statues carried and a good comedy 
finish, but- tbey will bave to build up the re- 
mainder of the talk to make the turn rank 
with their others, their tlallan characters 
remaining the same. 

In the older turns on the 6111, Hager and 
Goodwin, second, did not fare overwell, the 
turn closing almost cold with their "Day at 
the County Fair." There are too many an- 
nouncements of their own' compositions. A 
wbman plant carried for one helped some 
for the moment. It was In a ballad. One of 
tbe two men ts at a piano and the other 
is a character singer, it seems, first doing 
a "coon" number. The frameup Is, much 
along tbe lines of Van' and Schenck, but only 
the frameup. 

Merle's Cockatoos opened the show, wtth 
yousg Miss Merle becomingly and modornly 
costumed. . There Is an attractive stage set- 
ting, with the many birds decorating it. They 
are put through tricks, with some comedy, 
and it makes an entertaining as well as a 
"sight" turn. 

In tbe third spot, Bronson and Baldwin 
did fairly well, so early, they closing nlcoly 
with the Hawaiian bit. 

Ethel Clifton and Co., Fredcrlcka Sims and 
Co. and Myrle and Delmar (New Acts), 

Bime. 



If Miss Chandler continues to draw them in 
the remainder of the week and for the- rest 
of the time she is on the circuit, It would bo 
a good Idea to sign her for a return trip right 
away. The supporting bill was made up of 
eight acts and a comedy picture, all pleasing 
turns and interesting. 

The first two positions were awarded to Rob- 
ert Swan and McDonald and Cleveland (New 
Acts), followed by Evans and Sidney, billed 
as "The Painters." The men dressed as paint- 
ers with overalls and Jumpers got oft to a 
poor start while working on- the ladder, but 
when they descended and started their cross- 
fire the turn looked better, and the laughs be- 
gan to come with more speed. The fat man's 
comedy and the singing of the straight were 
their biggest assets, and tbey closed to real . 
returns. on the comedy song and "nut" dance 
final. " . 

Holden and Herron were wild-fire at the 
Roof. Tbe best part of Mr. Holden's comedy 
was with a sailor In the first row, who he 
called "Fred." Mostly all the "gags" he told 
he'd call Fred's attention to, asking him what 
he thought of 'em. The real comedy was when 
he asked Fred to tell Eddie Burch (orchestra 
leader) be wanted to speak to him. during his 
partner's solo. The "Gob" got right up and 
kept shaking Eddie until he almost shook him '— 
off bis chair. This bit had the audience In a 
roar, and the couple finished with a war num- 
ber which sent them over big. 

Miss Cbandler closed intermission and hung 
up the bit of the show. She has a pleasing 
offering, la assisted by a clever pianist, and 
will please anywhere. Besides? hee regular 
turn, which lasted about 16 minutes, she had ■ 
to do three encores, running 25 minutes in all. ' 

George and Lilly Garden in their xylophone 
turn -made a neat appearance, the man In 
white evening dress and the woman in a pretty 
gown. Their work is along the ordinary run 
of players of this instrument, consisting of 
overtures, operatic pieces and "rag" selections. 
They were given a good finish at the Root and 
could have returned for an encore. Walter D. 
Nealand and Co., in "Everything But the 
Truth," two men and a woman, started slowly 
with the husband and wife working, but when 
the third party, a "lawyer from upstairs," 
reached the scene, It brightened up and the 
turn ran better. 

Cook and Lorenz were given a reception at 
their entrance and responded with some good 
cross-fire which bad the patrons laughing all 
the way. The men have a good routine which 
earned them solid applause. The Three Alton- 
sos (New Acts) closed the show. 



AMERICAN ROOF. ' 

Ti niust iinv'o Been trint the* curious" people 
around 42d street and 8th avenue had to In- 
vestigate as to who the single woman was who 
being billed so big at the American wns, and 
If she deserved her publicity. To satisfy their 
curiously they attended tho Tuesday night per- 
formance at the Roof In such large numbers 
tho business was the biggest thiB senson on a 
week-day night atop the Roof. 

Anna Chandler is the single, and is booked 
on tho LoeW Circuit for a week at each house. 



23D STREET. 

All houses around New York watch for the 
opportunity of billing some act "direct from 
the Palace." The 23d' had Its chance the 
first half, when Williams and Wolfus played 
the house. The team at the Palace and Royal 
last week, a tiresome task, worked with as 
much "pep!* at the 23d Monday night as they 
did at the biggest house on the circuit. In 
the next-to-closlng postlon the couple cleaned 
up so thoroughly that for a time it looked as 
if the closing act would not be allowed to 
appear. The Three Eddys closed the show. 

Bollinger and Reynolds, in a corking good 
wire act, opened it to a fine start. Billlnger's 
comedy on the tight bounding rope got him 
one laugh after another, and his clever tricks 
earned him enough to send him over with 
some to spare. Belle Myers, doing the same 
act as she did back in 1911, but not doing 
it as well, held down the second position, 
and slowed up proceedings. Miss Myers might 
have bad a chance to make tbe big time at 
her debut, but not now. Although her cos- 
tumes are nice, she has little else. The clos- 
ing Scotch song and dance was about the best, 
and earned a passable score. 

Brady - and Mahony in their laugh pro- 
voking "Cruise of a Doughnut" hung up a 
well earned hit.' New talk has been added 
to their old routine, but the old "gaga" are 
still scoring the big laughs. The comedy 
cross-fire had the bouse in an uproar, and the 
parodies on popular songs brought the men 
back for an encore. 

Lord and Fuller in a pleasing novelty turn 
followed and scored. . The man as an English 
"Johnny" and the woman in tights make a 
good combination for the better small time 
houses. Their work consists of Juggling, 
untcycle riding, comedy talk and a violin solo 
by the woman. Tbe act Is a novelty, and 
should do. 

Sid Townee & Co. (New Acts) In "A Story 
in Songs" were In the fifth spot, and proved 
eligible. Sherman and TJttry, looking well 
in their riding habits, went through their 
singing and dancing turn In good form, and • 
finished strong. Mr. Uttry's recitation about 
the race-horse was a pleasing bit, and added 
to the applause. 

Wm. S. Hart In "Riddle Gawne" ended tbe 
bill p.t 11. 



HAMILTON. 

The Dancing Contest, an extra added fea- 
ture at the Hamilton every Monday evening, 
may bave been the reason standing room was 
at a premium that night. At least two 
couples out of the four entered could put It 
over many a small time dancing act traveling 
tho circuits at the present moment Canfleld 
and Cohan In the next to closing spot were 
tbe only seasoned act on tho hill, and they 
-scored ■the-.4a»*5hlng-nlt- of- the rwrforroence.-- •-■■• 

Gold, Rcece and Edwards opened with skat- 
ing and dancing (New Acts). Arthur Lloyd 
and Nat Nazarro, Jr. (New Acts). Following 
the Semi-Weekly News reel, which split the 
bill at this point, came Emma Stevens with a 
song, and was well liked. After Canfleld and 
Cohen- kept the audience In good humor for 
about 20 minutes of continuous laughter the 
Welling Trio went through a fast routine of 
acrobatics (New Acts). Constance Talmadge 
In "Good Night, Paul 1" the feature film, closed. 



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BernJe Gr*u«r, former pianist at 
Amron's, has joined the Black and 
White rive, and is now at the Tokio. 

Tom Murray has taken Ross' place 
in Gordon, Ross and Ball (Triangle 
Trio). 

Billy Sharp opened a revue . at the 
Marlborough Hotel Sunday night, fea- 
turing the Three Chums (Miller, Black 
and Mack). 

Henry McCauley will manage the 
181st Street Ice Rink this winter. He 
formerly managed the Bay Ridge 
theatre, v. 

The Plaza in Brooklyn has changed 
its name to the Piccadilly and opened 
with a new revue, produced by Victor 
Hyde, last week. _. 

Bob Levy was in San Francisco last 
week securing talent for Levy's, Los 
Angeles. According to a report Levy's, 
however, will discontinue the enter- 
tainment feature. 

The Somen restaurant revue, 
Brooklyn, produced by Billy Sharp, 
has Grace Palmer, Billy Walsh, Nat 
Coster, Flo Reed, Leon St. Clair, Babe 
Smith, Mae Brown and a chorus of 
eight girls. 

The Hotel Seabouno, Coney Island, 
closes its season tomorrow (Saturday) 
with a "Deoch and Doris Night" as 
the finale. It will also mark the end- 
ing of Billy Werner's tenancy of the 
place. 

The Pommery agency over here will 
move to Chicago Oct. 1 when Murray 
Keller of that city assume it, taking 
the agency over from Francis Dratz in 
New York. At the same # time Al 
Sanders will again resume his connec- 
tion with the Pommery brand. 

As the quiet Sundays succeed one 
another there is less motoring in and 
around New York, with the road 
houses remaining closed on that day. 
Most of the road house men come into 
New York by train to see their city 
competitors. 

The Committee of Fourteen has been 
somewhat active around of late in con- 
nection with the cabaret shows, look- 
ing for "bare legs" mainly. One 
restaurant was called upon to give a 
private performance of its show for 
the information of the committee's 
representative. R 

A runway was installed at the Por- 
tola-Louvre, San Francisco, for the ' 
new revue which opened last Sunday. 
The new show has 16 girls in the 
chorus. The principals are Bobbie 
Robinson, Vera Ransdale, Charlotte 
Vermont, Mary Kay. The show is 
under the direction of George Woeds. 

. Changes seem imminent or have 
been made in the Folly Caprice, Pabst 
Harlem. Frances Demarest, one jf 
the leaders of the cabaret at its open- 
ing, is preparing to enter vaudeville 
as a "single act." Gertrude Venderbilt, 
another principal, is engaged for a new 
John Cort musical show. 

The Seven Bracks, the acrobatic 
turn specializing in "risley" work, are 
at Rector's (downstairs) on a 20-week 
contract. The act is reputed getting 
the same salary ar in vaudeville- The 
Bracks are said to be the first big 
acrobatic act tried in cabarets. The 
Rath brothers have been in the Cen- 
tury roof show for several weeks. 

The College. Inn, Chicago, txpects 
soon to resume with an ice show. 
Charlotte, who was thj fcaturo l&irt 



year, is still in that city. Offers for 
her appearance in New York were 
turned down. The skater at first de- 
manded $1,000 weekly, later dropping 
to $700, The latter is reported to be 
double the salary paid her at the 
Hippodrome, New York. 

Frisco the "jazz dancer" is going 
into vaudeville, having a girl assistant. 
He expects to include the Dixieland 
Jazz band, a Chicagb bunch of players 
who have been at Reisenweber's. The 
act is framed to play the bigger New 
York houses with a possible repeat. 
Last week Frisco stuttered his "notice" 
to Flo Zeigfeld who laughed, but the 
"jazzer" said he was getting through 
at the "Midnight Frolic" Saturday. 

Detective James McNamee, of In- 
spector Cahalane's staff, stepped into 
Chester's Cabaret at Central Park 
West and 110th street, Monday night, 
announcing that the place was 
"pinched" for permitting dancing with- 
out a license to run a dance hall. 
Faetano Camparatb, the manager, was 
arrested and was paroled by Magis- 
trate Nolan, in the Washington 
Heights Police Court, until Oct. 4, 
when the case will be heard. The 
manager pleaded not guilty. 

. The new show to be produced by the 
Shuberts at the 44th Street theatre 
roof is as yet unamed. In the cast are 
Justine Johnstone, Avon Comedy Four, 
Farber Sisters, Watson Sisters, Ed. 
Wynn. The rehearsals start today. In 
the minstrel first part, in white face, 
will be Connie Farber and Kitty Wat- 
son on the ends, and Justine Johnstone 
as interlocutor. The material is by 
Henry I. Marshall, and this part of the 
performance is scheduled to run an 
hour. The show is due to open on 
Oct. 16. 

Ai indoor Ice skating rinks will be 
discontinued this winter to conserve 
ammonia, the college hockey teams will 
for the duration of the war, confine 
their hockey activities to roller skates. 
A committee of students, representing 
the hockey teams of the large eastern 
universities, called upon Charles Dil- 
lingham recently, to inquire regarding 
the use of the new Hippodrome Hard- 
wood skating floor, employed in the 
roller skating scene in "Everything." 
The collegians proposed to use the 
Hippodrome floor in the mornings for 
matches. 

The former Balconnades Room at 
Healy's, at 66th street, is now "Camp 
Frolics," w' f h the interior converted 
into the semblance of a cantonment. 
The room is partitioned and tented, 
with the several "camps" named after 
generals of the American forces. 
There is a soda fountain department 
in the room, where any kind. of a drug- 
store drink may be. secured by men In 
uniform or those who want it. The 
soda fountain to date has done little 
besides getting rusty. Benny Urber- 
all is again director of the Balcon- 
nades Room. Healy's new ice show 
on the floor above (Golden Glades) 
will open about Nov. 1, supplanting the 
present ice revue there. 

Rod Westerlain, who gives his ad- 
dress as Brancardier, III, Belgian 
Army, has written asking for infor- 
mation regarding the whereabouts of 
his father. He says: "Fred Westerlain 
left Belgium for the United States 
some-30r year* ago -and ... played. in the- 
atre orchestras and bands. I believe 
he was in New York, Chicago, Butte, 
Helena, Victoria and Douglas (Alaska). 
I am a poor* Belgian private soldier 
who has spent his courage and health 
these last four years for the honor 
and liberty of the world." Anybody 
having any informatiojj regarding 



Fred Westerlain kindly communicate 
it to the Shubert Press Department, 
44th Street Theatre, New York. 

According to the music stores and 
the various orchestras, the following 
pieces are the song hits of the current 
new musical attractions playing in New 
York. "Head Over Heels" has "Head 
Over Heels" arid "The Big Show"; 
"The Maid of the Mountains" has "My 
Life Is Love" and "When You're In 
Love"; "Some Day Waiting Will End" 
seems to be the hit of "The Girl Behind 
the Gun"; "Everything" numbers "Sun- 
shine Alley" and "Come Along to Toy 
Town," as its favorites; in "Some 
Night" there are "Something That 
Money Can't Buy," "With the Boy I 
Love" and "Alone in a Great Big 
World; "Fiddlers Three" has "Can It 
Be Love at Last?" while "The Passing 
Show of 1918" has "On the Level 
You're a Little Devil," and "Smiles." 

The pessimistic news from Washing- 
ton has not deferred Atlantic City cafe 
proprietors from their position that a 
splendid fall and winter business awaits 
them. Proprietor Robert G. Simon of 
the Martinique has just opened the 
Russian Balalika Orchestra of ten for 
an indefinite engagement with a mu- 
sical program each evening. At the 
Beaux Arts, Joseph H. Moss is plan- 
ning for special nights which will equal 
those of former years, though minus 
the cabaret features, now under local 
police ban. The Jackson is making a 
specialty of dinners with Kienzle's or- 
chestra feature. At the cozy Latzcellar 
dance music adds to the splendid res- 
taurant bill, while the Martin Cafe 
continues the Three White Kuhns and 
Harry Nossokoff. The Regent, under 
Manager Frank Bowman is also sched- 
uling fall features for its cafe. 

Joseph C. Smith hit Broadway last 
week from Chicago in quest of fee 
skaters, that class of cabaret artists 
being in high demand in the west and 
especially in Chicago. . Cafes there 
holding ice rinks continue along as in 
the past, the anti-cabaret ordinance 
prohibits liquor being sold where danc- 
ing is allowed. Dancing on skates by 
the artists, singing on skates and the 
like slips by the law. Smith has a 
two-hour pantomime on skates at 
Terrace Gardens, using 40 skaters. 
Three shows daily are given— one at 
noon and two in the evening. There 
is a 50 cent cover charge. The show 
is really a revue, made up of portions 
of well known pantomimes. Smith also 
has running a novelty than has caught 
on strongly along the north shore of 
the lake. It is a dancing revue given 
for the guests of the Edgewater Beach 
Hotel. The dancers perform on a plat- 
form float on the water about 200 feet 
from shore. The platform is painted 
black and under the glare of spot- 
lights, the artists appear to be dancing 
on the water. 

Maxim's new show, once more pro- 
duced by Percy Elkeles and staged by 
Billy Sharp, had its opening Monday, 
with Veronica, Gosman Twins and 
Miss Bradwell as principals, together 
with six chorus girls. The costuming 
of the revue is extraordinary when 
the size of the restaurant, which must 
regulate the cost of the show, is con- 
sidered. No more costly nor more 
tasty dressing has been seen in the 
restaurants. There are several num- 
bers, one excelling the other in the 
clothes, with the opening set of cos- 
tumes starting the admiration. Among 
the people of the revue Veronica (who 
prefers to be hereafter known as 
.-.-Veronfca JMa?quis«) -easily and unques- 
tionably stands out. She is a natural 
toe dancer, lithe, graceful and skilful 
on her toes. Miss Marquise is doing 
a pretty doll dance, also another num- 
ber. She is a very attractive picture, 
whether in solos or in the ensembles. 
The Gosman Twins will recall to 
Maxim's patrons the Barr Twins, who 



got their start there. The Gosman 
girls do not resemble the Barrs In 
more than the composition of their 
turn and name. They do very fairly, 
and will probably improve as they 
grow accustomed to the restaurant 
Miss Bradwell is the soubret. She 
suffers somewhat by comparison. The 
chorus girls, made to look really hand- 
some by the clothes they wear and 
who are also making up much better 
than the usual cabaret choristers, are 
Helen Paine, Babatte Bussey, Florence 
Weston, Denys Davidson, Marion 
George, Ruth Lloyd. Mr. Elkeles has 
always fitted Maxim's perfectly with 
its revues. He has done it again with 
this show, helping along the intimacy 
of the rather small room with a 
novelty number, through which the 
patrons are allowed to try to throw 
cotton balls into the pockets of a pro- 
truding costume. A reward is given 
by the girls to the successful pitchers 
—either a kiss or a smile— and that 
should become popular. 

"Attaboy" is the new and smooth 
running pleasing restaurant revue Gus 
Edwards has placed in the Omar 
Khayyam Room of the Hotel Martin- 
ique. It is prettily costumed, has eight 
good looking girls, also "workers, in 
the chorus, with principals from other 
Edwards floor shows who have be- 
come quite fairly well known. Among 
the latter are Mercedes Lorenz, Irene 
Martin and Bobby O'Neil. Mr. O'Neil 
seems a valuable juvenile in these days. 
Miss Martin is back again with Ed- 
wards after having played vaudeville 
for awhile with Skeets Gallagher who 
-was drafted. Kathleen Hitchens is 
new to the company. She is a prima, 
young and of good appearance, with 
a splendid voice, but no animation or 
"spirit." Miss Lorenz takes good care 
of the numbers Ihe leads. Kfr. O'Neil 
sings and dances, "doubling" In black- 
face for the/somewhat protracted 
patriotic finale of the performance. 
The finale of the first part is "You Can 
Always Get a Packace Here by Parcel 
Post," with the girls troing through 
the dining-room, "delivering" little 
addressed boxes to the patrons. Most 
of the boxes were addressed to Lila 
Lee ("Cuddles") at the Paramount 
studios, Hollywood, so Gus mixed 
pleasure with more business here. This 
finale closes nicely through all the 
girts arguing among themselves as 
they return to the stage. The music 
of the special numbers was written 
and the show staged by Mr. Edwards. 
Will D. Cobb wrote the lyrics, and as 
usual they are well worth listening to 
when understood. It is rather inex- 
plicable why such a brilliant lyricist 
as Cobb doesn't swine into a wider 
sphere. His peer would be hard to 
locate were Cobb ever to set himself 
to the task. Several numbers from 
other writers are used in the grand 
finale.- with the choruses printed on 
the program for the audience to sing. 
The costuming is tastefully attractive 
all the time. The closing stilts or uni- 
forms of the several military and 
naval divisions, each represented by a 
girl, are alluring. The ooening num- 
ber is "Lady Laborers." with the differ- 
ent girls in some man's work attire. 
Mr. O'NHI is the only male In the 
show. Eleanor Pierce does a dance at 
one moment called 'The Oriental 
Jazz." Any other name will fit it as 
well. - One of Miss Lorenz's numbers 
is "You've Got to Be in Khaki to Look 
Good to Me." "Attaboy" makes a nice 
entertainment. It's agreeable — and 
there are "girls" (in fleshings, though 
their limbs look bare). 

— --Earl Wlfliams MarrHngs -=- 
Los Angeles, Sept. 25. 
Earl Williams, now in the east, is 
to shortly marry a wealthy girl named 
Florine Walz. Announcement was 
made of the coming event before Mr. 
Williams left here. His bride-to-be is 
here, but will go east in a few days. 



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"The Naughty Wife" has been out, 
by Harry L. Parker, and is booked 
primarily as a camp attraction through 
the east and south. The piece will 
also be shown at various cities along 
the route. The cast includes Fred 
Sumner, Gaston Bell, Reva Greenwood 
and Belle D'Arcy. 

Inasmuch as no casting has been 
done for the new Winter Garden show, 
which is expected to replace the pres- 
ent Garden attraction which goes on 
tour, the present show is now almost 
certain to remain there until around 
the holidays. 

There are to be but two companies 
of "Going Up" mainly because of the 
production being too costly to tripli- 
cate. It entails an expenditure of 
$32,000 for each company. .One com- 

Sany is on the road. Chicago is being 
eld for the original cast, which is 
still drawing strongly on Broadway. 

Berry Melton, who is a professional, 
has a brother, a sailor, in a New York 
hospital. He would like to get into 
communication with her. If Miss Mel- 
ton will write the Soldiers' Welfare 
Department, Women's War Relief, 366 
Fifth avenue, New York, she will be 
further advised. 

In the new Edgar Selwyn-Channing 
Pollock play, "Crowded Out," there are 
Franklyn Ardell, Allan Dinehart, 
Christie Norman and Willette Ker- 
shaw. It opens Oct. 7 in Washington, 
then goes to Philadelphia for several 
weeks, with New York as its ultimate 
goal. 

1 

Joe Click is to be back with "Leave 
It to Jane," the second company of 
that show to be sent out by Elliott, 
Comstock & Gest. The show opens 
at Schenectady, N. Y, Sept. 30, and 
then plays the middle west week 
stands. The attraction carries 60 
people. 

Captain Malone, one of the directors 
of the London Gaiety, and the man 
who directed the New York production 
of "The Maid of the Mountains," has 
been going over the various Elliott, 
Comstock & Gest productions in com- 
pany with William Elliott with the 
idea of finding material suitable for a 
London presentation. 

Mike Donlin is playing Muggs in 
"Turn to the Right" at the Standard, 
New York, this week. Mr. Donlin has 
been with the show for a month past. 
It's his first real acting role in the 
legitimate, though he has extensively 
appeared during the past couple of 
seasons in pictures. 

The French theatre "du Vieux 
Colombier" (formerly Garrick) starts 
its second season under the direction 
of Jacques Copeau Oct 14. The rep- 
ertory of plays in French will be 
changed weekly. The first attraction 
will be "Le Secret," by Henri Bern- 
stein. It was done in English, with 
Frances Starr. Richard Herndon con- 
tinues as manager of the house. 

"Sometime," Arthur Hammerstein's 
new musical play, will open at - the 
Shubcrt Monday, playing one addi- 
tional date at Long Branch Saturday. 
It succeeds the San Carlos Opera Com- 
pany, which fared better than ex- 
pected at the Shubcrt. The opera com- 
pany ..takes,,..tp./flner_night„daJLes, ... some 
in the larger cities, and will return to 
a Broadway house later in the season. 
The opera tour will include Chicago. 

Frankie Wilson, who has "The 
Mirage" in vaudeville, seized upon the 
spirit of a poster calling attention to 



the fighting pep of the U. S. Marines 
and subsequently built up a stage ef- 
fect, entitled "The Spirit of 1917," 
which resulted in Miss Wilson receiv- 
ing some unexpected attention from 
the Corps stationed in New York. They 
called at the theatre where she was 
playing last week and complimented 
her for her patriotic endeavor and the 
singling out of the Marines for a 
special play. 

Previous to the performances at all 
the Keith theatres the "Star Spangled 
Banner" is played by the orchestra 
and the verse of the national anthem 
flashed on the screen. At the Alham- 
bra last Friday night Manager Wayne 
noticed one of the patrons remaining 
seated and reprimanded the man, who 
refused to stand. He was taken to the 
rear of the house, where it was found 
he was a German without citizenship 
papers or a registration card. He was 
turned over to the Government 
authorities, and is being held as an 
enemy alien. 

Laura Guerite, in South Africa for 
the past six months, has played suc- 
cessful engagements in Cape Town, 
Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg. 
While at the latter city, Miss Guerite 
produced a revue, which ran for six 
weeks, a record for Johannesburg, 
which has but a population of 100,000. 
She also produced "Very Good Eddie" 
and played the Ada Lewis part. Miss 
Guerite was then commissioned to 
write an entirely new revue which is. 
now being produced. Other American 
artists, including Charlotte Perry, 
Marguerite Calvert, The Flying Mayos, 
are tremendously popular in that coun- 
try at present. 

William Harris, Jr., opened the 
second season of "The 13th Chair" last 
night at Richmond. The company will 
tour through the south and west. 
Blanche Hall will again be in the lead- 
ing part. Several of the old cast have 
been retained. Among the new mem- 
bers are Elizabeth Dunne, Helen Hil- 
ton, H. Nelson Dickson and Robert 
Thome. Captain James H. Morrison, 
recently invalided home from Italy 
with a decoration presented to him by 
the king, will again be in the company, 
but this time in the leading male role. 
Captain Morrison will remain in this 
country until able to return to the 
front. 

Coincidental, but Richard Bennett 
and Joseph Plunkett are back in the 
Lyric again with the same production, 
and, strange to say, with a show that 
has a similar title to the one they ap- 
peared in at that house some years 
ago. When the Lieblers produced "The 
Deep Purple," Bennett was one of the 
principal players and Plunkett the com- 
pany manager. At the Lyric now Ben- 
nett is the male principal of Roland 
West's production of "The Unknown 
Purple," while Plunkett is company 
manager. The demand for tickets for 
the West show is such that Plunkett 
declares will keep the show in New 
York at least this season and next. 

Secretary of State Francis M. Hugo 
was the speaker at the premiere of the 
Yiddish version of "Potash and Perl- 
mutter" at the Lexington Sunday even- 
ing. Mr. Hugo touched upon a num- 
ber of things. After praising the pa- 
triotic spirit of the people of New 
York State and lauding the work of 
the soldiers of our State, Mr. Hugo 
particularly praised the efforts of the 
theatrics! profession in what" ihey"had '" 
done and what they are doing to help 
win the war. The production has been 
routed for a week at the Standard, 
following the Lexington engagement 
with the probabi'ity that an uptown 
theatre will be found for it after that, 
around and there is no peace in tb? 



The Bronx International Exposition 
is ending its first season with anything 
but a successful premiere. The grounds 
were to have closed Saturday, but the 
managers discovered that would bring 
a flock of lawsuits, since the conces- 
sionnaires' contracts named Oct. 31 as 
the final day instead of reading "for 
the season." There is a charge by 
some of the smaller stockholders that 
the downtown financial interests that 
backed the exposition are attempting 
to freeze them out. The exposition 
cost $2,000,000, there being a number 
of permanent buildings on the grounds 
and a large swimming pool which is 
the feature. 

Harold Thomas, now in the British 
army m France, was formerly an 
American actor, though of British al- 
legiance. His last engagement was 
with the George Arliss company in 
Disraeli," four years ago. Mrs. 
Thomas appeared before the Actors' 
Equity Association and produced a let- 
ter from her husband asking whether 
he cannot become a member of the A. 
E. A., which carries with it exemption 
from payment of dues to all members 
in the American service. This was the 
first instance v/here an actor already 
in the service had applied for admis- 
sion. The A. E, A. elected Mr. Thomas 
and is willing to do the same for all 
non-member actors now in the Service. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Shea now 

thoroughly understand each other. 
They were both interested in a thea- 
tre Mr. Shea had last season in Union 
Hill, N. J. He sold it this summer. 
While running the house Mrs. May 
Shea invested $1,800 of her own money 
in it, giving that amount to her hus- 
band. She often referred to her in- 
vestment while Harry- was trying to 
get rid of the lemon, which ultimately 
cost him several thousand dollars. 
When the house was sold, Harry made 
up his mind that as his losses had run 
so high, a few hundred more wouldn't 
make any difference, and gave/ May 
$2,500 in payment. May Shea, since 
locating Hackensack as a Jersey 
metropolis, has developed business in- 
stincts that ofttimes surprise her hus- 
band. They book in the same office. 
When Harry turned over the twenty- 
five hundred, he forced a smile and 
said, "There you are, May. Now that 
every little thing is perfectly O. K 
in that matter, I know where to go 
after this if I want something in a 
hurry. I must stand great with you 
and good for a quick touch any time." 
"Yes, you do," answered May. "Try 
and get it." 

"Oswald" the prize hound of the Guy 
Rawson family is dispirited. The dog 
knows something is up. The something 
is that Guy Rawson and Frances Clare 
are going to close their home in Au- 
burndale, L. I., next month. Then they 
will send "Ossie" back to the kennel. 
But they don't speak about it in front 
of the mutt. Mrs. Rawson has a rev- 
erent awe for the intelligence of the 
hound. She claims it knows whatever 
they are speaking of. Once, says 
Frances, and you feel sorry for her as 
she proceeds, they spoke of -going to 
a picture show in Flushing and Oswald 
started to howl. Now when they want 
to see a picture show, if "Ossie" is 
around, they spell it out : "f-i-l-m." 
But this didn't do it, so Guy and 
Frances commenced learning French. 
No good either, as "Oswald" picked it 
up while they were practicing, asserts 
Frances, who also says that that hound 
has obliged her to believe in reincarna- 
tion. Miss Clare isn't exactly certain 
who is represented from the past „in_. 

""Oswald's" present presence," but she 
sort of thinks it is some relative — from 
Australia. Frances has Guy believing 
it, too. Every Friday they read 
"Oswald's" advertisement in Variet? 
to the dog. Frances is willing to affirm 
the dog knows when Friday comes 

ground and there is no peace in the 



house until he hears what he has to 
say in the paper that week. It's just 
turrible, that's all. The Rawsons talk 
the "Oswald". thing to death upon the 
road, and they threaten all who don't 
listen to bring "Ossie" lumself along 
the next time, for proof and to bite 
the disbelievers. The affection the 
dog bears for the Rawson family is 
pathetic, according to their story. 
Barring that it chases Guy off the lot 
once daily and tried to annex Frances' 
father's feet. the other day "Oswald" 
is a peaceful hound, if given" plenty to 
eat and left alone. Guy admits that 
much. But Frances says the dog is al- 
ways thinking of the 10.40 p. m. train 
from New York, which the Rawsons 
catch when working around the city. 
The train was late the other night, 
says Frances, and "Ossie" jumped on a 
chair near the phone, waiting for it to 
ring to let him know why "his family 
hadn't returned. And fight F Well, that's 
where Miss Clare shines while vividly 
discoursing upon the good traits "of 
her animal king. "Oswald" has never 
been whipped and he will tackle any- 
thing that walks. The Rawsons agree 
upon that. It did happen one day this 
summer that a Belgian police dog 
hopped, in near the Rawson home. 
"Ossie" saw him and disputed owner- 
ship. They fought for 30 minutes, five 
minutes at a time with one minute 
rests. "Oswald," following the battle 
limped in the house, crawled under the 
kitchen stove and after two days 
wagged his tail for the first time. A 
week after that "Ossie" could sit up 
and a month or so later was able to 
recognize the family. Now he's all 
right again, but Frances says he wasn't 
whipped, for the Belgian has never 
been seen since. The Rawsons' worry 
now is how they are going to get /out 
of Auburndale without "Oswald" know- 
ing it and what "Ossie" is going to do 
when told he must go back to the ken- 



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PUT 'TOUR ON THE BUM." 



The following letter was received 
by Joe Cooper, who is associated with 
his brother, Irving Cooper, in the lat- 
ter's agency. 

The writer, Harry Schieber (called 
"Bennie") has been reported decorated 
for distinguished service since the date 
of his letter. Schieber was in the 
Cooper agency before enlisting. He 
was 20 years old when entering the 
service: 

France, Aug. 27, 1918. 
Dear Joe: 

Received your letter dated July 12 
and sure was glad to hear irom you. 

The letter was handed to me only 
yesterday. Just got out of the 
trenches. It's, pretty tough to get the 
mail up to you in the line and we had 
to wait until we got out. That German 
dog shells the roads and it's no cinch 
trying to dodge them "whiz-bangs," as 
we call them. 

I am getting along fine. Lost a few 
pounds in this last trip of mine into 
the line. It was tough, but am out 
for a rest now, so will take that lost 
weight on again. 

In your letter you say that should 
I meet any German acrobats to give 
them bullet kisses for you. Weill did," 
but I don't know whether they were 
acrobats. One thing I do know is that 
as far as they are concerned the war 
is over. I put four on the bum at one 
clip. They came over, but never will 
go back. A bomb and my trusty pis- 
tol did it. One guy tried to get me 
as I was helping a wounded man back. 
There was ope cure for him. He got 
it. I managed to get behind a tree and 
aimed my gun. Bang — it went as true 
..as. an arrow,. :Hs ;.ie_lLUke...a log. . ...It's...-: 
great fun potting those Germans. Our 
boys here are knocking hell out of 'em. 

Will close now with my best re- 
gards to you, your brothers and Miss 
Ginsburg from r 

(My address is the same, viz.. Corp. 
Harry Schieber, Co. L, 308 Inf., A. E. F., 
France.) 



BUY BONDS 



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WITH THE MUSIC MEN. 

Billy Tracy 1b back with the Douglas-New- 
man Mualo Company. 

Sid Mitchell Joined the Leo Feist staff. He's 
a . lyricist. . 

Jack Mills, professional manager ot Mc- 
Carthy & Fisher, has an attack of tonsllltla. 



William Caeser has rejoined the Wltmark ft 
Sons staff. > . 

Jesse Felber Is now on the professional 
staff of McCarthy and Fisher. 



Walter Douglas Is the new general man- 
ager of the Douglas-Newman Muslo Company. 

Ted Snyder has gone away for a short trip 
to visit some of the branches In the east of 
the Waterson, Berlin ft Snyder. '/'. 

Wilt J. Lewis, former manager of the Jos. 
W. Stern offices, Is now connected with the 
Wltmark ft Sons' offices. 

Charles McCarron and Carey Morgan, the 
song writers, are writing the word* and 
music for Bessie Clayton's new act 

Harry Tlerney and Joe McCarthy hay* 
framed a vaudeville turn. Alf T. Wilton will 
secure bookings for It. 

Moe Klee, now on the Loew time, Is going 
to make Kemlok's "Your Boy and My Boy a 
Liberty Loan propaganda song In his turn 
during the Drive. ■ 

Jack Christmas, singing at the Casino and 
other places In Asbury Park, has returned to 
New York and Joined the Wltmark ft Sons' 
forces. 

J. Fred Coots Is general manager of the 
McKlnley Music Co., succeeding Vincent M. 
Sherwood, who has joined the Navy. Coots 
is said to be a member of the arm. 

Bobby Jones Is the new professional man- 
ager of the A. J. Stasny Muslo Company. 
He was professlonsl manager of the Boston 
office of Remlck for the past five years. 

The latest song writers to go on the stage 
are Egbert Van Alstyne, Harry Tenny, Lew 
Brown? J. Kelrn Brennan, Irving Bochner, 
Con Conrad. __^ 

Bill Lavar (Howard ft Lavar, musio pub- 
lishers), is in town after a long tour. Lavar 
has written a number of hits hlmBelf. and at 
one time was famed as a great soft-shoe, 
dancer In vaudeville. 

In three weeks McCarthy ft Fisher have 
accumulated on their song writing staff Alfred 
Bryan, Harry Carroll, Jeff Branen. Jimmie 
Monaco, Harry Tlerney, Leo Edwards, Billy 
Baakette and Bobb y Heath . 

Halsey K. Mohr has not Joined the staff of 
the Joe Morris Company, although Mr. Morris 
informed a Variety representative he expected 
Mr. Mohr to Join. Hohr to date remains with 
Shapiro, Bernstein ft Co. 

The departure of Al. Maase, professional 
manager ot the McKlnley Music Co.. to Camp 
Jackson, Ga.. has raised two McKlnley men 
up a niche. Jack Holler Is now professional 
manager and Frank Paper assistant profes- 
sional manager, te mporar ily. 

Bob Roden, the lyricist, formerly the song- 
wrltlne partner of Theodore Morse, Is now 
writing for Havlland. His first number for 
Havlland Is a Red Cross song, with muslo by 
Peter de Rose. 

The controversy between George Falrman 
and Remlck threatens to become a lively 
affair. Falrman claims the new Remlck Lib- 
erty Bond song, "For Your Boy and My Boy 
is an Infringement upon his own number, To 
Your Boy and My Boy." 

Leo Feist has entered the musical comedy 
publishing field by obtaining the publishing 
rights to the new English musical comedy, 
"The Maid of the Mountains," now at the 
Casino. The show has a hit, with muslo by 
Lieut. GItz-RIce and Fraser-Slmpson. Harry 
Graham wrote the lyrics. 

Next week Is "George M. Cohan week" 
throughout the United States, made so by 
Wltmark & Sons. He has promised to donate 
alt the royalty obtained from "When You 
Come Back" to the boys In the Service. Hun- 
dreds of theatres have beon supplied with 
slides and orchestrations of tbe song to ex- 
ploit It for the week. 

Salabert, the French music publisher, has 
purchasod the French right for "When Yankee 
Doodle Learns to Parlez Voub FranoalB," 
from A. J. Stasny, the publisher, and will 

Subllsh a French version of Eddie Nelson's 
ong"hltv-intraducln« it In Perls shortly, This 
is not the first time the French translation of 
an American song has been Introduced to tbe 
French public. "Over There", and "Pack Up 
Your Troubles" were sung in France with 
great success. 

Regarding the announcement In last week's 
paperB by the McCarthy and FlBher manage- 
ment, saying they had acquired the exclusive 
services of Horry Carroll, the song writer, 
Louts Fordan, professional manager of Sha- - 
plro, Bernstein A Oo„ with whom Carroll 



has been connected for a number of years, 
says be knows nothing of such a ohange. 
While Mr. Carroll never had a written agree- 
ment with 8. B. & Co., he was looked upon as 
connected with that firm. Carroll is now 
doing a single in vaudeville. 

One of the striking features of the song 
Industry this season Is the sudden return of 
the illustrated slide, so popular in- all the 
film houses five or six years ago. Every large 
publisher in the city has revived this method 
ot song publicity. Great numbers ot illus- 
trated slides have been ordered. Countless 
new singers have been taken on by the vari- 
ous houses to "plug" the moving picture 
houses. In connection with this an entire 
new industry .has sprung up again, that ot 
making Illustrated elides. Although in the 
past few years slides have been made there 
was no boom In the Held such as the present 
one. 



THE AMERICAN ON LEAVE. 

(Continued from page 9.) 
a quiet evening, and it can be such 
if you desire, for there are free movies 
which do not date back to the time 
Pathe and Edison were marveling at 
the pretentiousness of the 500-foot 
features. >• 

Then there is the theatre, which has 

a program of various natures every 
evening. Certain nights have opera 
and comedy in French and two nights 
a week there is vaudeville, also very 
much French, although a good pqrtion 
of the turns utter a few words of 
English. 

Nevertheless the soldiers flock to the 
vaudeville shows, which bring forth 
more uniforms than the other brands 
of entertainment. 

The elite of France still cling to Aix 
as a summer resort, and largely help 
to support the theatre owing to its 
greater appeal to the Frenchman than 
to the American soldier. It must be 
said here that this is the place where 
the Over There Theatre League can 
get in' its best work.' It is known that 
the men in camp must be entertained, 
but it is self-evident they want Ameri- 
can vaudeville when on leave. 

It is to be hoped . that within the 
near future it will be possible to have 
an American unit of the O. T. T. L. in 
Aix every week. We hear the "Yankee 
Doodle Five," with Billy Gould, Louise 
Carlyle, Gilly Gregory and Wright and 
Dietrich, as well as the Margaret Mayo 
unit, are already in France. That 
speaks for itself. The project is 
started and the boys have heard of 
their coming, and now it is just a case 
of wait until they get around to where 
you are. 

Some didn't see Elsie Janis. They 
were unfortunate and missed a lot. 
They may have better luck this time 
with the new vaudevillians, who are 
giving their services and doing work 
that has a far-reaching effect. These 
newcomers have been seen by few as 
yet, but their presence will be welcome 
where ere they go and their efforts 
appreciated greater than ever before. 

The American soldier has been wait- 
ing a long while for entertainment 
while in training over here, and after 
the first taste of it, furnished by Miss 
Janis, there was a big lapse, but they 
think that from now on it will come 
regularly and often. 

The American artist who is willing 
to come to France at this season of 
the year and sacrifice a' route to help 
entertain the men of the A. E. F. will 
not be forgotten, and popularity firmly 
established at a time like this will live 
forever. The soldier's greatest bene- 
factor is the person who helps enter- 
tain him and help take away that feel- 
ing of lonesomeness, which can only 
be done by the right kind of diversion. 

Although "Watchful Waiting" has 
long passed by the boards in the con- 
nection , with -which, it- was -first .., used ■ 
it typifies the A. E. F. of today as far 
as entertainment is concerned. Come 
and visit Aix and entertain the boys 
who are fortunate enough to be away 
on leave, also take a swing around the 
Y. M. C A. circuit. It will be some- 
thing you won't forget, and the finan- 
cial sacrifice is trivial compared, to the 
good it will do. 



U. B. 0. CAMP BILL. 

W. J. Sullivan, head of the Canton- 
ment Department of the U. B. O., has 
booked a six-act vaudeville bill for a 
tour of the army camps. Lester and 
Vincent, Little Jerry, The Parshleys, 
Corinne Tilton, Miller and Bradford, 
and Belgium Trio make up the- bill. 

The show plays Camp Greene, N. C, 
Sept. 27-29; Camp Sevier, S. C, and 
Camp Gordon, Ga., will be three-day 
stand each, . after which Camp 
Wheeler, Ga., will be played Oct. 6-9. 
Three-day stands at Camp Hancock, 
'Ga., and, Wadsworth, S. C, will con- 
clude a three weeks' engagement 

AN M. P. IN FRANCE. ~~ 

(Continued from page 9.) 

regulations and also being over here 
and knowing that the Heinies spy sys- 
tem is very efficient, I do not intend 
to lengthen my visit by disclosing in- 
formation that might be useful to the 
colleagues and gum shoe men of the 
self-appointed partner of the Al- 
mighty. 

. Nevertheless I guess I can tell you 
that where I am sitting is a donkey 
engine, pulling down an observation 
balloon which has been up nearly all 
day. The Heinies have . fired at it 
several times but did not hit it I sleep 
outs are great things. Every time a 
in a dugout v u \ my "Buddy." Dug- 
big gun sends a souvenir over to 
"Jerry," the aforesaid dugout acclaims 
its approval by shaking its sides and 
depositing no small part of its rough 
sides upon us. I might also tell you 
that I discovered and disposed of a 
family of parasites which are called 
"cooties." They are very friendly, I 
might say "affectionate" at night, and 
they stick to you like a friend who is 
b th hungry and broke. 

I received fifteen letters in this 
mail, which is not so bad. All of the 
other fellows are jealous of me. It 
is a shame how some of the folks at 
home neglect their boys at the front. 

We have a lot of fellows who do not 
receive any mail at all and believe me 
I sympathize with them. If the folks 
back home only realized how much a 
letter means to a fellow in the fighting 
front, they would write every day. N 

Can you imagine some of our fel- 
lows who have been here nearly a year * 
have not received one letetr from 
home or from their friends. I did 
three hours guard duty last night and 
drew a prize — from nine to twelve. It 
started to rain at nine and stopped 
at twelve. It looked as though the 
weather man, whoever he is, made up 
his mind to make it as miserable as 
possible for me. Last week while 
doing M. P. duty, my career came very 
near being ended. I saw something 
that looked suspicious to me and 
walked over to investigate and I did 
not move more* than about twenty 
yards when a shell exploded just where 
I had previously been standing. There- 
fore, if you see my name under "Killed 
in Action," you will know what "killed 
in action" means. It will mean that 

I was running like H . I may be 

a little stupid, but it doesn't take long 
to dope out that when a shell bursts, 
and with a pair of legs that I can 
depend upon, I can easily get under 
cover before the second shell bursts, 
that is provided the second shell docs 
not burst before I get under coyer. 
The M. P.'s over here are becoming 
known as the "Shell dodgers." The 
M. P. to a certain extent is exposed 
to fire and consequently he has to be 
on the jump all the time. There is a 
; joke., going, around. Jiece that _.!,.. think., 
I will tell you. 

"A newspaper correspondent went 
into the General's office and the M. P. 
on guard saluted him, the correspond- 
ent returning the salute. As the corre- 
spondent left the General's office, the 
M. P., noticing that he was a newspa- 
per man and not an officer, spoke thus- 
ly: 



"M. P.— 'Why did you return my sa- 
lute?' 

^Correspondent— "Why did you sa- 
lute me?' 

"M. P.— 'Because I thought you were 
an officer.' 

"Correspondent—Well I thought you 
were a soldier.'" 

Just as I am finishing this letter 
the Heinies are beginning to shell us. 
I am writing this in a dugout and oat- 
side a hundred shells are bursting right 
now, but very few of them do any 
great amount of damage. 

Some day I may "join the Army." 
Yours as ever, 

Lewis Mosley. • 
Company A, 102nd M. P., A. E, F, 

France. . 



LETTERS FROM ENTERTAINERS. 

(Continued from page 9.) 
tainers can be of tremendous assist- 
ance to the physicians and nurses in 
the hospitals, because after her ap- 
pearance in a hospital all the boys 
wanted to get right out of bed and go 
back after the Boche. 

"I am hard at work," she writes, 
"singing every night, and love every 
minute of it. The boys appear to enjoy 
me as much as I enjoy them, and 
always say 'Oh, please don't go yet. 
Have a heart 1 Sing just one more.' 
And of course I sing until there isn't 
a note left in my voice. I am going 
to be down in this section quite a 
while. Next week I am -to give a 
recital in the Municipal theatre at 

and the officers and soldiers of 



the allied armies. It is the second of 
a series of Franco-American concerts 
here. Quite an honor, I am assured. 

"The people have been so wonderful - 
and cannot do enough. I sing every- 
thing for the soldiers; incidentally we 
get up very lively conversations and 
they love it. They are so enthusiastic 
and so human. It is so big and mar- 
velous that I feel awed, and wish I 
could stay until the drop of the hat. 

"I have sung in motor camps, huts. 
bakeries, hospitals and even at the 
bedsides of the boys, one at a time, 
everything from grand opera to 'Tickle 
Toe.' I even dance a little. Such a 
spirit. They want to get right out 
of bed and go back at the Boche, 'We 
won't go back 'till it's oyer, over here/ 
is the entire sentiment 

"Try to persuade a lot more people 
to come over, especially girls. The 
day we arrived in -some Amer- 
icans ran out of a shop crying, 
'American girls! Geet those Ameri- 
can girls look good to us!'" 

Margaret Mayo says:— "We are in 
action now for fair, and up where it is 
worth while being. Our show goes 
splendidly and it is so good to be really 
working. Do urge upon the profession 
the necessity of this work, and tell 
them of the great joy it brings to the 
people who are doing it. It is worth 
all the struggle to get here and see 
how the boys relax as the show goes 
on, and how much happier and freer 
they seem when we leave them. The 
conditions under which we play vary 
so much that there's no danger of 
monotony. For instance, we jumped 
from a 2,500 audience in the Tuileries 
Gardens, Paris, to a handful of tired 
men many miles away working on a 
barge canal and finishing a temporary 
platform for us when we arrived. 'Our 
next move was right into the heart 
of military things, good stage and even 
footlights, and last night we were in a 
gas school camp and had refreshments 
nfterwafds" in v;h*t -looked -lik*. -fu^ 
iron-clad hogshead." 

In making public the foregoing let- 
ters, James Forbes, Chairman of the 
Program Committee of the Theatre 
League, repeated his appeal for vol- 
unteers to go overseas in the uniform 
pf the Y. M. C. A. 




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BILLS NEXT WEEK (SEPTEMBER 30) 

In Vaudeville Theatres 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 
Agencies booking the houses are noted by single nnm« or Initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit; "U B 0," United Booking Offices; "W V M A," Western Vaudeville Managers^ Asso- 
ciation (Chicago); "P," Pontages Circuit; "Loew," Marcus Loew Circuit; "Moss," B. S. Moss; 
"Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. M. A.); "Sun," Sun Circuit; ''A H," Acker- 
man & Hnrrls (San Francisco) ; "P H," Pontages and Hodklns (Chicago). 

Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. 

The manner in which these bills are printed does not indicate the relative importance of 
acts nor their program positions. 

■ * before name indicates act Is new, doing turn new to vaudeville, or appearing in city 
where listed for the first time. 



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New York 

PALACE) (ubo) 
Blanche Ring 
Lucille Cavaoagh Co 
Avon Comedy 4 
The Langdons 
Clark & Verdi 
Cronln'fl Novelty 
' The Gladiators 
(One to Oil) 

ALHAMBRA (ubo) 
Mclntyre A Heath 
•"Maid of France" 
Jlmmle Lucas Co 
Rao Ellnore Ball 
Connelll A Craven 
•Orealeo & Williams 
Miss Merle Oo 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
"American Ace" 
Williams * Wolfus 
Juliet 

Walter Weems 
Beaumont A Arnold " 
Emba A Alton 
Cblnko A Kauffman 
RTVBR8TDE (ubo) 
V Snratt Oo 
Harry Carroll 
Avon Comedy 4 
Dooley A Sates , 

Lee ft Cranston' 
Diane ft Rubtnt 
•Julian Hall 
Gen Plaano Co 

ROTAL (ubo) 
•"Birds of Featbera" 
Morley ft McCarthy 81s 
•Sliding Billy Watson 
•Jean Southern 
•Kalmar A Brown 
•R Cummin™ ft Girlie 
• Clttton Crawford 
•Marmlen Bisters 
H H (ubo) 

2d half (28-28) 
El Cota 

Walton A Brandt 
Be*sle Remple Co 
Murray Bennett 
Reed A Wrlebt Girls 
OIboti A Johnson 

12VTH 8T fubo) 

2d hslf f2«-29) 
Forrest ft Church 
Frank Callan 
Bradv ft Mahoney 
•"Tick Tock Girls" 

RATH RT (ubo) 
Trennell Duo 
•Stuart A Thompson 
•Lucille La Costa Co 
Bennington A Scott 
•Wlllloms A Mitchell 
Nell McKtnley Co 
•7 Glasgow Maids 

2d hair 
•Sore M W DuPree 
Chas Edwards 8 
Bnetelle A Parker 
John T Boyle Co 
Olson A Johnson 
Martrtiprltp ft GUI 
(One to fill) 

5TH AVE (ubo) 

2d hMf f2«-20) 
•T> Southern 3 
But.tpU a Parker 
•Ed Lee Wrothe Co 
Harry Antrim 
Ruth Rove 
Zieeler Bis Co 
(One to nil) ^ „ 

1st half (30-2) 
Robert flwan 
•Belle 81sters 
Gallarlnt A 8on 
L»roy Talma A B 
(Others to All) . 
23D 8T (ubo) 
/ 2d holt (2B-29) 
Femandey A May 
HAS Everett 
•SplnV A Tate 
Ed Avellng 
Jazatend Follies 
(Othern to Oil) 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Melva Sisters 
8tetson A Huber 
Al Burton's Revue 
Wllklns A Wllklns 
•George Primrose 
"Don't Lie Mamma" 
Ward ft Thornton 
(Two to fill) T 
2d half 
Maxon A Morris 
Eckboff A Gordon 
Allen A Francis 
Karl Emmy's Pets 

•fcowaf, Baker Sis - 

•"Kisses" 
George Roaner 
(Two to All) 

VICTORIA (loew) 
Dorothy Roye 
Allen A Francis 
Jos E Bernard Co 
Phil Davis 
Ars Sisters 

2d half 
DIngloy A Norton 



Calvin A Thornton 

"Big Surprise" 

•Geo Primrose 

(One to fill) 
LINCOLN (loew) 

•Lowe A Baker Sis 

Thompson ft Berrl 

Maxwell Quintet 

Al Carpe 

(One to nil) 
2d bait 

Edab Deldrldge 3 

Adele Oswald 

•Harry Mason Oo 

Hawthorne ft Anthony 

(One to fill) 
GREELEY (loew). 

Robert Swann 

Calvin A Thornton 

"Lots A Lots" 

Edmunds A Laedom 

Anna Chandler 

(One to fill) 

2d bait 

Melva Sisters 

Phil Davis 

"Don't Lie Mama" 

Anna Chandler 

Mumford A Thompson 
DELANCBT (loew) 

Delmore ft Moore 

Mumford A Thompson 

The Frescotts 

Hawthorne ft Anthony 

Capt Kidder Co 

(Two to fill) 
2d half 

Beth Cballlss 

Rolden A Herron 

Chas Mack Co 

Wllklns ft Wllklns 

Strassell's Animals 

(One to fill) 
NATIONAL (loew) 

Maxon A Morris 

Nada Peters 

Archer A Belford 

Zuhn A Drels 

Milan! 5 

2d halt 

Blvera Sisters 

Dorothy Roye 

Jos E Bernard Co 

Edmunds A Leedom 

BOULEVARD (loew) 

Geo ft Lily Oaxden 

Beth Cballlss 

"Big Surprise" 

Wilson Bros 
2d half 

M ft J Dove 

Zuhn A Drels 

Mllanl 6 

(One to fill) 

AVE B (loew) 

Kimball A Kenneth 

Mae Curtis Co 

Mel Klee 

(One to Oil) 

2d halt 

Breakaway Barlows 

Brown Sisters 

Billy K Saxton Co 
Geo Jessell 
Marlotte's Hannlklns 

HAMILTON (moss) 
Three Yoscarrys 
Padula A De Nolr 
"Silver-threads" 
Geo Jessell 
Munroe A McGuine 
The Golden Bird 

2d half 
Pero A Wilson 
Brlggs ft Nelson 
"Mrs Retter Appears" 
Long A Ward 
Barron A Burt 
(One to fill) 

JEFFER80N (moss) 
The Telacks 
Fagg A White 
Saxon A Farrell Co 
Three Misfits 
Violets 

Scboen ft Walton 
"In Wrong" 
Brlggs ft Nelson 
Big Frans Tr 

2d half 
Cavana Dno 
Jcason A Jesson 
"In Wrong" 
Emma Stevens 
Fred Lorraine Co 
Geo Jessell 
Stevens A Lovejoy 
Ward A Thornton 
Sabo Trio 

REGENT- "fnwwr)" "-"-"" 
Romnlne 
Mack A Reading 
The Grouch 
Long A Ward 
Prank Clifford 
Welch Mealy A M 

2d halt 
The Telacks 
8choen A Walton 
"Stlverthreads" 
Frankls Fay ft Boys 



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Jack toaney 
Gold Reece ft Edwards 
Brooklyn 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Eddie Leonard Oo 
4 Mortons 
Clara Morton 
Morton ft Glass 
Whiting ft Burt 
Lynn Cowan 
"Current of Fun" 
Tbe Brightens 

BU8HWICK (ubo) 
Helen Ware 
Herbert Clifton 
Lillian Herleln 
"Somewhere with 

Pershing" 
W Ward ft Girls 
Bowers W ft 
Kerr ft Weston 
Athos A Reed 
OREBNPOINT (ubo) 

2d half (26-29) 
•Berg Chrlsman 
•Boyle ft Bryan 
•Marie Donoghue 
Ed Averting 
Tennessee 10 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
2d half (26-20) 
Canslno ft Valda . 
•Boyle ft Bryan 
Billy Watson Co 
Williams A Wolfus 
Kranz A LaSalle , 
Werner Amoroe 3 
1st half (30-2) 
"Tick Took Girls" 
Tom Kelly 
"Rising Generation" 



Karl Emmy's Pets 
Capt Barnett A Son 
(One to fill) 

2d bait 
Robert Swann 
•Thompson A Berrl 
Stetson ft Huber 
The Frescotts 
Cook ft Lorens 
Ara Sletera 

FULTON (loew) 
Lorlmer Hudson Co 
Adele Oswald 
•"Kisses" 
Edah Deldrldge 8 

2d half 
•Sherman Kelly 
Lewis ft Leonla 
Millard A Marlln 
Wilson Bros 
Geo A Lily Garden 

WARWICK (loew) 
Breakaway Barlows 
Seymour A Seymour 
Grace St Clair Co 
Wm Slsto 
Marlotte's Manikins 

2d half 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
Mel Klee 

Gold Reese A Edwards 
(Two to fill) 
FLATBU8H (moss) 
Gold Reece A Edwards 
Arthur Lloyd 
"On the Western Fr" 
Emma Stevens 
Barron A Burt 
Cavana Duo 

2d half 
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2d half (3-6) 
D Southern 3 
Frazer Flntay Co 
Ruthe Roy 
Al Everllng 
Leroy Talma A B 
Dunham A Edwards 

METROPOLITAN 
(loew) 
Strassell's Animals 
Exposition 4 
Holden A Herron 
Chas Mack Co 
Cook A Lorens 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Al Burton's Revue 
Archer A Belford 
•Carl McCuIIough 
•Fashions a la Carte 
(One to fill) 

DB KALB (loew) 
Elvera Sisters 
Lewis A Leonla 
Millard A Marlln 
•Harry Mason Co 
Geo RoBner 

2d half 
Chester Johnson Co 
Nada Peters 
A I Carps 
"Lots A Lots" 
Capt Barnett A Son 

PALACE (loew) 
LouIbo A Mitchell 
Mohr A Fields 
Billy K 8axton Co 
Gold Reese A E 

2d half 
Seymour A Seymour 
•Martini A Conrad 
Wm Slsto 
Lorlmer Hudson Co 

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bRPHEUM floew) 
•Shormnn Kelly 
M A I Dove 
Ec'fhoff * Gordon 



Frank Clifford 
Tbe Grouch 
Two Cooleya 
The Golden Bird 
Welch Mealy A M 

PROSPECT (moss) 
Wood A Norwood 
Nat Nasarro Jr 
Two Cooleya 
'Welling Trio 

2d halt 
Three YoBcarys 
Padula A De Nolr 
Arthur Lloyd 
'In the Trenches" 

Albany, N. T. 

PTtOCTOR'S (ubo) 
Adlon Co 

Harvey De Vora 3 
Mr A Mrs H Emmett 
Kharnum 
Bert Baker Co- 
Burns A Frablto 
J Singer A Dolls 

2d half 
McRae A Clegg 
McLougblln A Evans 
Greene A Parker 
Clayton Mackltn Co 
Eddie Borden Co 
Stella Mayhew 

AUrntowsi, Pa. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
The Alvarados 
Barker A Wynn "" 
Adrian 
Ball BroB 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Carleton A Montrose 
Wolf ft Stewart 
HarrlB ft Morey 

(two to nnr -■ "^-~ 

Alton. HI. 

HIP (wva) 
"Cycle of Mirth" 
(One to Din 



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Jewelers to the Profession 

LIBERTY BONDS ACCEPTED Tal. John 971 



2d half 
"Fireside Reverie" 
(One to fill) 

Amsterdam, N. Y. 
LYCEUM (ubo) 
2d half 
Coleman's Manikins 
Statzer ft Scott 
Eddie Girard Co 
AnnJslon, Ala. 
LYRIC (ubo) 
(Montgomery split) 
let half 
Aerial Mitchells 
VeBpo Duo 
"Night In June" 
Btagpoole ft Spire 
Cheyenne Minstrels 
Atlanta* Ga. 
LYRIC (Ubo) 
(Birmingham split) 

1st halt 
•eterson Bros 
That Ladles' Quartet 
3am Lelber Co 
Lazar A Dale 
Regay A Lorraine Sis 

GRAND (loew) 
Two Lillles 
Mack A Lee 
Stoddard A Haynes 
•Hlbbltt A Malls 
The Van Cellos 
2d half 
Lawrence A Johnson 

3 Weston 8lsters 
Francis ft DeMar 
•Tterney A Sabhott 
(One to fill) 

Auburn, N. T. 
JEFFER80N (ubo) 
Coleman's Manikins 
Holmes A Holllster 
Nippon Duo 
"Love Farm" 

2d half 
Paramo 

Olothe Miller Co 
Ford A Cun'bam Sis 

4 Fujiyama Japs 

Augrasta, Ga, 
GRAND (ubo) 
(Macon split) 
1st half 
Jordan Girls 
Countess Verona 
Whittle 

Kenny A Hollts 
Richards 

MODJE8KA (loew) 
Lawrence Johnson 
3 Weston Sisters 
Francis A DeMar 
•Tlerney A Ssbbott 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
•Marlow Sisters 
•Dan Abeam 
Mr ft Mrs O'Clalr 
Stone A McAvoy 
•3 Alex 

BakersfleM 
HIP (aAb) 
. (20-30) 
Peat ft Stevens 
Roxanna 

(2-3) 
Gehan A Geban 
Joo Barton 
J A I Marlln 
(4-K) 
Carroll Keating A F 
Bessie Welsh 

Baltimore, Md. 
MARYLAND (ubo) 
Robbie O«rdone 
FIbIp White 
Frances Nordstrom Co 
Boyce Coombs 
8or»ble Tucker Co 
Dooley A Rugel 
Boh Hull 
Asahl ' r roune 

HTP (loew) 
Saasone A DeLla 
Jerome A Marion 
Great Howard 
Tom navies Co 
•N*»v111e ft Brock 

GARDEN (moss) 
MvVofT ft Vanity 
Hn*h Blaney 
"Pocky Pas<«" 
Walters A Daniels 
"In the Orenurd" 
Battle Creek, Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
"Vanity Fair" 
2d naif 
"Hearts of World" 
JTHm) 

Bay City. Mich. 
BIJOU (Ubo) 
.Adonla A Dog ' 

Harris A Nolan 
•"Hit the Trail" 
Alice Hamilton 
College Quintet 
2d half 
(Same as Flint 1st 
- half) 

Bellvllle, HI. 
WASHINGTON (wva) 
Juggling Desllsle 
Clonrad A Goodwin 
Hoyt's Minstrels 

..2d. half. ..-:._.. 

James Cullen 
Ferguson A Sunderland 
(One to fill) 
Birmingham, Ala. 
LYRIC (ubo) 
(Atlanta epllt) 
1st half 
Leila Selbtnl Co 
Nevins ft Mayo 
"Planovllle" 
Datzel A Carroll 
Scotch Lads A Lassies 



•TONS (ubo) 
Wlkl iiiru 

Granville A Mack 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
MoNally A Asbton 
Soldier Ben Hllbert 
Holmes A Holllster 

BIJOU (loew) 
Mack A West 
Jim Dofaerty 
"Telephone Tangle" 
DeVoe A Dayton 
WolgaB A Olrlle 

2d half . 
Two Lillles 
Mack A Lee 
Stoddard A Haynes 
Hlbbltt A Malle 
The Van Cellos 

Blooming-ton, IU. 
MAJESTIC (wva) 
King A Brown 
Langdon A Smith 
Howard Field's Mlns 
LaTour A Gold 
Saramoff A Sonla 

2d half 
Johnson A Baker 
Knapp A Cornalla 
Perelra Sextet ■ 
(Two to fill) 

Boston 
KEITH'S (Ubo) 
Nan Halperln 
B Sseley Co 
Qrth ft Cody 
Barr Twins 
Wheeler A Moran 
Rehm A Fitch 
Asakt A Takl 
Olda Mushka Co 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Parlse 

•Bernard Trio 
Brown A Barrows 
Geo Randall Co 
Anderson A Golnes 
Degnon A Clifton 

2d half 
Alfred Farrell A Co 
McDonald A Cleveland 
Sallie Burch 
"Any Couple" 
Joe Cook 
Olnllanl Quartet 
n rid eeport. Conn. 
POLI'S (ubo) 
Musical Fredericks 
Brown Campbell A L 
Frazer Flnley Co 
Ward A Pryor 
Shannon A Annls 

2d half 
Hector 
King Sisters 
Gray A Byron 
Burns A Klssen 
McKav's Review 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Sultan 

Wood A Wyde 
Gerome A Allbrlght 
"Girl In Air" 

2d half 
Canarle A Cleo 
Marie Gardiner 
M»nnon Four 
Scamp A Senmp 

nnfTnlo 
SHEA'S fuho) 
Kloter A Oulnn 
Parsons A Irwin 
M Allen A Sis 
Bert Pwnr 
•Tor Pltv's Sake" 
Dollv Connolly 
Montrom»>rv A Perry 

OLVMPTO fmin) 
Aldlpe ft Wrl"ht 
Lsnnlenn.ft Woods 
"Mian America" 
(Two to flin 

Bntf«, Moat. 
PANT*OE8 (p) ' 

(28-1) 
(8ame bill nlaylng 
Anaconda 2: Missoula 

8) 
•The Love Race" 
J T t>*iv Co 

3 Bullnwa Girls 
Orpen A Pneh 
Helen Morrettl 
Jack LaVier 

Caleary 
ORPHETTM 
Walter C Kelly 
"Married Vis Wire" 
Dickinson A Deagon 
8 O'Gorman Girls 
8 Trf)val A Partner 
Prnaneer A Maret 
Gallagher A Pooley 

PANTAOES (p) 
Grant Leon 
Kins: ft Harvey 
>»or«« Moon Co 
McRhane A Hathaway 
Juwrllne Nelson 

OmnVn, N. J. 

TOWERS (ubo) 

2d*a1f (26-28) / 
TboroaS Trio ' 

Goetr *' Duffy 
Jolly Wild A D 
Burns A Klasen 
Venetian Gvnsles . _....- 
Camion, O. 

LYCEUM (Ubo) 
Qulnn A De Rex 
Mills ft Mriulton 
Rice A Werner 
Henri Hendler Co 
Billy McDitrmott 

4 Morok Sis 
Cedar Rapids, la, 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Goldle A Mack 
Hughes Musical Don 



Leigh DeLacey Co 

Glenn A Jenklni 

Tates Motoring 

(One to fill) 

2d half 

Nadge 

Haddon A Norman 

Swor A Avery 

Jonla's Hawaliaas 

Chas Kenna 

Frear Baggott ft F 
Champaign, III. 
ORPHEUM (wva) , 
(Sunday opening) 

Johnson A Baker 

Wilson ft Van 

Farmeretts 

Marino A Maley 

Diamond A Daughter 
2d hair 

Juggling Desllsle 

Guerro ft Carmen 

"Cycle of Mirth" > 

Jean Barrlors 

Blaek A White 

Charleston, 8. O. 

ACADEMY (Ubo) 

(Columbia split) 

1st half 

Blcknell 

Biff Bang 8 

The Dohertys 

Lew Hawkins 

Martin A Bayes 

Charlotte, N. C, 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Roanoke split) 

1st half 

Catherine Powell 

Clark A Budd 

Mr A Mrs Melbourn 

Frank Crumitt 

Henry's Pets 

Chattanooga, Tenn, 
RIALTO (Ubo) 
(Knoxvllla split) . 
1st half 

McCormack A Wln- 
chell 

Mlddleton A Spell- 
meyer 

8 Sorenaders 

"All for Ladles" 

(One to fill) 

Chicago 
MAJESTIC (orph) 

Phyllis N Terry 

Andrew Mack 

•Frank Conroy 

Frankie Heath Co 

Eddie Carr Co 

Teschow's Cats 

Leon SlBters 

(One to mi) 

PALACE (orph) 

•Peon Erroll Co 

Lillian Shaw 

Rose A Bernard 

Dooley A Nelson 



Conley A Wsbb 




Maude Earl Co 




Kelly A Galvla . 




Rlgoletto Bros 


-. . 


4 Haley Sisters 


. 


Chas Abearn Co 


* 


Cleveland. 


. 


HIP (ubo) 


■ 


Wilson Aubrey 8 




Man Off Wagon 


- ■-* 


La Bonisla Co 


. 


Clifford A Wills 




Jean Adair Co 


' 


La Petite Mlgnon 


. 


(Three to All) 


>. 


PRI8CILLA (sun) 


■ : 


Gardner's Maniacs 


/ *' 


Wlkehart Scoke A Co 




Angoll ft DeYoe 




Jack Dixon 


i 


"Miss Up to Date" 


MILES (miles) 


■ 


Caron A Farnum 




Maboney Bros 


4 Meyakos 


■ 


Mary Dorr 


i 


Jas Grady Co 


■ 


O Lawler A Daughters 


Columbia, S. C. 


■ 


PASTIME (ubo) 


■ 


(Charleston split) 


. - 


1st half 


. .• 


Harris L Lyman 


■ 


Margaret Ford 


- 


Farber A Taylor 


- .?. 


Clifford Walker 


. M 


Woods Musical S 


. | 


Columbus, O. 




KEITH'S (ubo) 
Lady Alice's Pets 


1 


-' '*■■. 


Marie Stoddard 




8eabury A Shaw 




Sablna La Pearl 


. V? 


Bobbins 


■ -' 


"In the Dark" 


.1 


Jas B Thornton 


: 


5 Pandora 


i 


BROADWAY (sun) 


' 


Tbe Newmans 


': 


Morgan A Stewart 


i 


Charlotte Quintet 


■ 


Three Dusenburys 


: • 


Arco Bros 




Dallas, Tex. 


-" 


JEFFERSON (hp) 


• 


Frank LeDent Co 




Davy Jamison 


- 


Nancy Boyer Co 




Chas Althoff 




"Reel Guys" 




MAJESTIC (Inter) 




Will Ferry 


- 


Willing A Jordan 


. 


J C Lewis Co 




Stanley A BIrnes 




"White Coupons" 


. 


Charles Irwin 




The Llttlejohns 





$14 V&"k 



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FOR TWO 

5 Minutes trem All Tbestn* 
OnrtocMng Ontral Park 

$16Vc p ek" SUITES E&Sn's 

Cootlttlng of Parlor, Bedroom and Bath 
« Ught, Airy, wtth All Inproveneflti 

REISENWEBER'S HOTEL 

58tb Street and Columbus Clrcls 
New York City 



Ben Derley Co 

Mclntyre A Maids 
"Llbonatl" 
•"Calendar Girls" 

AMERICAN (wva) 
•Llndskoy A Madison 
"Little Miss Dixie" 
Victoria 4 
June Mills 

"Old Soldier Fiddlers" 
8antly A Norton 

2d bait 
Jack Simons 
Marcelle 
Marino A Maley 
(Three to 011) 

KEDZIB (wva) 
Mankln 
John Oelger 
"Miss 1920" 
Wanser & Palmer 
(One to AID 

2d half 
The Vagrants 
Kimball A Stewart 
Ollroy Haynes A M 
Regsn A Renard 
Frank Gardner Co 

LINCOLN (wvs 1 
Elenor Flsber 
Sen Fran Murphy 
Boganny Troupe 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Llndskoy A Madison 
Leila Shaw Co 
Victoria 4 
Lovetts Concentr'n 
(One to till) 
McVTCKER'S (loew) 

Billy King. Co 

"Wbo Is He!" 
Homer A Dubard 
Eldrtdge Barlow A B 
Nixon A Bands 
Flo Jacobson 
Burl<e & Burke 
Williams Sisters 
Lockhard and Laddie 

Cincinnati! O. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
The Seebaoks 
El Clove 



Davenport, la. 
COLUMBIA (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Pbyliss Gllmore B Co 
Kimball A Stuart 
Sid Lewis 
Perelra Sextet 
(One to All) 

2d half 
"Mayor A Manicure" 
Glenn A Jenkins 
"Viol-Inn" 
(Two to Oil) 

Dayton, O. 
KEITH'S (Ubo) 
Gerard's Monks 
Caltes Bros 
Larry Relley Co 
Qulnn A Caverly 
Ollvottl Moflett ft 
Frances Kennedy 
McDevItt Kelly A L 
Love A Wilbur 

Denver 

ORPHEUM 
Toto Co 

Keane A Whits • 
Gigy A Vadle 
Milton & DeLong Sis 
Julie Ring Co 
Milt Collins 
"Girl from Milwaukee" 

PANTAOES (p) 
"Quakertown to Bway" 
Emily Darrell Co 
Marlon Munson Co 
Coscla A Verdi 
8 Bartos 
Al Wholman 
-~Dea Moliies, -fa."--" 
ORPHEUM 

(Sunday opening) 
C MacDonald 
Drew A Wallace 
Beneee & Balrd 
Hahn Welter Co 
Herman A Shirley 
HAH Savage 
Wellington Cross 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Collier A DeWslde 
Maboney A Rogers 



BUY BONDs, 



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McConnell & Simpson 
Webb A Stanley 
Kluilng's Animals 
Detnolt 
TEMPL3 (ubo) 
"Masterslngers" 
Yates ft Reed 
Jas Thompson Co 
Lucllle's Bird 
Geo Yeoman 
Weber & Rldnor 
Retter Bros 
Ioleen Sisters 

COLUMBIA (sun) 
Tourlstl 

Columbia Players 
Duzan A Chapman 
Musical Comedy Co 

ORPHEUM (miles) 
Loos Bros 
Celestial Duo 
Jones ft Sylvester 
O'Brien Havel ft Co 
Taylor ft Corell 

Dorchester, Mass. 

FRANKLYN (loew) 
Burns A Foran 
3 Manning Sis 
Job K Watson i 

(One to fill) 

2d bait 

3 Larneds 
Smith A Tosel 
B dy Walker 
Chin Sin Loo 

Dubnqae, la. 
MAJESTIC (wva) 
Willie Zimmerman 
Cliff Dean Co 
Nadel A Folletta 
Hombergg ft Leo 
Aeroplane Girls 
(One to nil) 

2d bait 
Goldte ft Mack 
Maggie LeClalre Co 
Bill Robinson 
Brown's Highlanders 
' (One to nil) 

Duluth 
ORPHBUM 
(Sunday opening) 
"Camouflage" 
H Trix ft Slater 
Bennett A Richards 
Lew Madden Co 
Bert Earl So 
Mr A Mrs G Wilde 
Walter Brower 

GRAND (wva) 
Frlck A Adair 
Willing & Willing 
Owen A Moore 
•Eskimo & Seals 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
♦Welton & Marshall 
Cannibal Maids 
Rom a trie & Moran 
(Two to fill) 

Eanton, Pa. 
ABLE H (ubo) 
• "Pretty Baby" 
2d half 
The Alvaranos 
Barker & Wynne 
Leonard A Wlllard 
Gall Bros Co 
(One to fill) 
E. St. Louis. III. 
ERBERS (wva) 
B J Moore Co 
> Ferguson ft Sunderl'd 
Tabor ft Green 
(One to 1111) 

2d half 
Pope 4 Uno 
Conrad A Goodwin 
Hoyt's Minstrels 
Edmonton. Can. 
PANTAGES (p) 
Ton Edwards Co 
The Tongers 
"The Owl" 
Manning Fenney ft K 
Reeves & Gaynor 81s 
Elisabeth. N. J. 
PROCTOR'S \£ubo) 
Hunter ft Brown 
Nell Paul Co 
Terry ft Lambert 
Jane Gall Co 
Al Cota 
Tennessee 10 

2d half 
Ben Bernle 
Strom ft Conlan 
Martin ft Webb 
C ft M Cleveland 
(Two to fill) 

Blaalra, N. Y. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 

Harr7 A Edith '"est 

George Leonard Co 

Ford ft Cun'ham Sis 

4 Bards 

2d half 
Wlkl Bird 
Granville ft Mack 
Hadsl Sambola Co 
(One to 1111) 

Brie. Pa. 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
Lonner Girls 
:... - Hilton. -ft /Rodger*. .... 
Ned Norworth 3 
6 Klrksmith Sis 
Bowman ft Shea 
Kltamura Japs 
Evnn>rlll<\ Tnd. 
ORANO (wva) 
(Terre Hnute split) 
1st half 
Arthur Barrett 
Mnxlne Alton Co 
Hlckey Boys 
Slstkos Rolllckers 
(One to nil) 



Fall Iliver, Mass. 

BIJOU (loew) 
Alfred Farrell Co 
Bailie Burch 
"Any Couple" 
Joe Cook 
Qinlllanl Quartet 

2d half 
Brown ft Barrows 
Geo Randall Co 
Anderson ft Golnes 
Degnon A Clifton 
Flint, Bitch. 
PALACE (ubo) 
May ft Kllduff 
Muslcal Conavt'ry 
Auiulla Clare 
"Battle of San Dago" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 

(Same as Lansing 1st 

half) 

Ft. William, Can. 

ORPHBUM (wva) 
•Ware A Marvin 
"Pinched" 
Fox ft Evans 
*Orbassany's Cockat's 

2d half 
Howland Irwin ft H 
Isabelle Miller Co 
Fred Lewis 
(One to nil) 

Ft. Worth, Tex. 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Aerial Degroffs 
Genaro ft Gold 
Harry Von Fossen 
Frltzl Scheff 
Melody Garden 
(Two to fill) 
Fresno 
HIP (a&h) 
Gehan ft Gehan 
Joe Larton 
J ft I Martin 
Carroll Keating A F 
"Girl from Starland" 
Bessie Welsh 

2d half 
Rose A Rosana 
Swiss Song Birds 
Rae A Faulkner 
Reckless Duo 
(One to fill) 

Galeaburgv HL 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
2d half 
Tracey Palmer A T 
"Pitting on Airs" 
Howard Fields Mlns 
Langdon ft Smith - 
Ruth Howell 8 
(Two to fill) 

Galveston, Tex. 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
(30-1) 
(Same bill plays Aus- 
tin 2-8; Waco 4-5) 
Gliding O'Meras 
Brown ft Jackson 
Maryland Singers 
Laughlln ft West 
George Lemalre ft Co 
Miller ft Penfold 
Camilla's Birds 
Grand Rapids, Mich 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
The Geralds 
Brooks A Powers 
"Some Bride" 
JAM Harkins 
AdolphuB Co 
Chief Capaullcan 
Seymour'B Family 

Gt. Falls. Moat. 
PANTAGES (p) 
(1-2) , 
(Same bill playing 

Helena 3) 
Morris ft Shaw 
"Here Comes Eva" 
Sampson ft Douglas 
Hayataki Japs 
Happy Gardner Co 

Hamilton, Can. 
LYRIC (Ubo) 
Helen Jackley 
Holltday ft Wlllette 
Rosamund A Dorothy 
•Walter FeD^er Co 
Lew Dock»tader 
Mang ft Snyder 

LOEW (' «r) 
Martin Duo 
Vincent Kelly 
•Maryl Prince A Girls 
•Guy Woodward Co 
Friend A Downing 

Harrlsburs, Pa. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Lawrence Bros ft T 
O'Brien ft South Girls 
Lloyd A Whltehouse 
Rlalto Revue 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
The Frletchos 
Wilson ft Moore 
"Bonfires of Empires" 
Adrian 
Henry Dukane Co 

Hoboken, If. J. 
LOEW (loew) 
Dlngley ft Norton 
♦Florence Gladioli 
•"Who's Brown**""' 
J A T Weir 
Rues Le Van A Sully 

2d half 
Delraore A Mooro 
Cliff Clarke 
(Three to fill) 
ITnnRtnn.'Tex. 
PRINCB (hp) 
Beeman A Anderson 
Henry A Moore 
Billy Batchelor 
Prince A Boll 



Follies of Today 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Debourg Slaters 
Hobaon A Beatty 
J K Bmmett Co 
Jennings ft Mack 
"Girl with 1.000 Eyes" 
Charles Wilson 
10 Gypsys 

Ithaca, N. Y. 
STAR (ubo) 
McNally A Ashton 
Soldier Ben Hubert 
Hadsl Sambola Co 

2d half 
Harry ft Edith West 
Nippon Duo 
4 Bards 

IndtaoapoUa 
KEITH'S (Ubo) 
York's Dogs 
Rose ft Edge 
Nonette Co 
Arthur Pickens Co 
Doc O'Nell 
"The Miracle" 
"Rubevllle" 
(One to fill) 

Jackson. Mich. 
ORPHEUM (Ubo) 
Kartelll 
Ross ft LeDuo 
Brown A Folsom 
Roach A McCurdy 
"No Man's Land" 

2d half 
(Same as Saginaw 1st 

half) 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

ARCADE (Ubo) 

(Savannah split) 

(Sunday opening) 

1st halt 

Scanlon A Denny 

4 Avolos 

Kelso A Lelghton 
Saxon A Clinton 
Wills Gilbert 3 
Jersey City. 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
2d half (26-29) 
Martyn ft Florence 
Baker A Rogers 
Stevens ft Bordeaux 
Rose ft Thorn 
Tom Kelly 
Tennessee 10 

Jollet, 111. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
Aerial Bartletts 
2d half 
Marshall ft Coveet 
Porter J White Co 
Jarvis A Harrison 
(One to fill) 
Kalamaaoo, Mich. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Rose ft Dell 
FAG DeMont 
Franklyn Fay 
Clark's Hawallans 

2d half 

(Same as Jackson 1st 

half) 

Kansas City, Mo. 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Grace LaRue 
Paul Decker Co 
Andy Rice 
Lander Bros 
Margot Frances Co 
Roy Harrab Co 
Horace Golden Co 
PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 
"Hbosier Girl" 
Green McH ft Dean 
Great Richard 
D A A Wilson 
Dura A Feely 
Knoxvllle, Tenn. 

BIJOU (Ubo) 
(Chattanooga split) 
1st half 
Tossing Austins 
Frazer Bunco A H 
Hale Norcross Co 
Brlerre ft King 
Carl Roeinl Co 
Lancaster, Fa. 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
2d half (28-28) 
Kennedy A Nelson 
Sidney ft Townley 
Jennetta Childs 
Klrksmith Sis 
Lsnslng-, Mleh. 
BIJOU (ubo) 
Artots Duo 
Van ft Vernon 
Kingsbury ft Dano 
Miller A Lyles 
"Makers of History" 

2d half 
(Same as Battle Creek 
1st half) 
Lima. O. 
ORPHEUM (sun) 
Sam Hood 
Paquln Models 
Wood Young A P 

2d half 
Oliver Severn 3 
Manning A Hall 
Dunbar's" "Darkies ""• : ~" 
Lincoln, Neb. 
ORPHEUM 
O Cunningham 
Fern ft Favls 
Marie Nordstrom 
HsitIb A Marlon 
Dunbar's Hussars 
"Levltatlon" 
Gordon A Kern 
Little Rock. Ark. 
MAJESTIC (inter) 
Ohong ft Moey 



Jennie Mlddleton 
Alex O'Neill A 8 
4 Portia Sisters 
(One to fill) 

2d half 

Eleanor Cochran Co 

Browning A Dawson 

(Three to fill) 

Los Angeles 

ORPHBUM 

(Sunday opening) 

Cervo 

R T Haines Co 
Maria Co 
Bison City 4 
ColumblB A Victor 
Gautler's Shop 
Conlln ft Glass 

PANTAGES (p) 
Lucy Gillette 
"Bon Voyage" 
Morattl Linton Co 
Creamer Barton ft S 
Pariah ft Peru 
J A D Miller 

HIP (a&h) 
Lew Huff 
Lea Arados 
"Milady's Gowns" 
DePeron 3 
Sharp A Gibson 
Christy A Bennett 
Whirlwind Hagens 
Louisville, Ky. 
ANDERSON (ubo) 
Miller A Capman 
Fields A Conwsy 
O'Donnell A Blair 
Maude Muller 
"In the Zone" 
Whitfield A Ireland 
"Circus Day Joyland" 
(One to fill) 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
(Nashville split) 
1st half 
Clemenso Bros 
Vaugn A Dreams 
Bally Hoo 3 
Norwood A Hall 
Cliff Bailey Duo 
Lowell, Mass; 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Lawton 
"Nowadays" 
Rawson A Clare 
Lillian Fitzgerald 
Cartwell A Harris 
Harry Hlnes 
"Tarzan" 

Macon, Ga. 
GRAND (ubo) 
(Augusta split) ' 
1st half 
Sterling Rose 8 
Georgia Emmett 
Halliday A Newelle ' 
8 White Kuhns 
Misses CbaKonte 
Madison, Wis. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
Nelson's Novelty 
2 Vagrants 
Lovett's Concentr'n 
Bobby Henshaw 
"Frontier of Freedom". 

2d halt 
Tyler St Clair 
Skelly A Helt 
Doc Baker A Girls 
June Mills 
LaPetlte Cab Rev 
Mansfield, O. 
OPERA HOUSE (sun) 

2d half 
Mons Herbert 
Paul Bauwens 
Follies DeVogue 
Kennedy A Burt 
(One to fill) 
McKeesport, Pa. 
HIP (ubo) 
Plnard A Dudley 
Arthur Lavine Co 
Sam Harris 
Wheeler Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Egan A Demar 
Lejuce 

Smlletta Girls 
(Two to nil) 
Memphis, Tenn. 
LYCEUM (loew) 
Howard A Jenkins 
Jewette A Elgin 
Quigley A Fitzgerald 
"Just Girls" 

2d half 
Jim Doherty 
"Telephone Tangle" 
DeVoe A Statzer 
Wolgas A Girlie 
Milwaukee 
MAJESTIC (orph) 
Elizabeth Murray 
"Somewhere in Fr" 
Rochester 
Gardner A Hartman 
Bert Melrose 
Sandy Shaw 
Gordon ft Rica 
Ishkawa Japs 
PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Cooutr Sisters" --•••-•■ 
Doc Baker A Girls 
Geo Mack 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
Mowatt ft Mullen 
Sen Frar Murphy 
•"Revue a la Carte" 
(Three to fill) 
Minneapolis 
ORPHEUM 
"All for Democracy" 
Ford Slstors 



Mayo A Lynn 
Dale ft Burch 
Knthryn Murray 
Merlan's Dogs 
"Honeymoon" 

GRAND (wva) 
Johnny A Wise 
Cummlngs A Carroll 
McWms Stlendal A B 
Arlsto Troupe 

PALACE (wva) 
Dreaon Sisters 
Francis A Hums 
Sidney Taylor Co 
Bessie Clifton 
"Hello People Hello" 
Mobile, Ala. 
GRAND (ubo) 
(New Orleans split) 

1st half 
The Brads 
Burns A Wilson 
Milton Pollock Co 
Gray A Graham 
Lamb's Yanaklns 
Mollne, 111. 
PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Nelusco A Hurley 
Haddon A Norman 
Jonlas Hawallans 
Chas Kenna 
Frear Baggott ft F 

2d half 
Hughes Musical Duo 
Homberg A Lee 
Lorraine ft Bannister 
Bid Lewis 

"Old Soldier Fiddlers" 
Montgomery, Ala. 
GRAND (ubo) 
(Annlston split) 
(Sunday opening) 
1st halt 
Sutter ft Dell 
Hlnkel A Mae 
"Childhood Days" 
Dean A Debrow 
Mile Theresa Co 
Montreal, Can. 
PRINCESS (Ubo) 
Rose A Moon 
Espe A Dutton 
Edith Clifford 
Gonne A Albert 
H Berestord Co 
Nltta Jo 
4 Readings 

LOEW (loew) 
Oxford Trio 
Bill Prultt 
Douglas Flint Co 
Adams A Guhl 
Blanche Alfred Co 
Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 
PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
2d halt (26-29) 
Howard's Bears 
Eastman Sisters 
H Holman Co 
Ben Bernle 
Bronson ft Baldwin 
Clark ft Verdi 

1st half (30-2) 
D Southern 3 
Dunham ft Edwards 
Will Oakland Co 
Boyce Boyle A B 
McKay A Ardlne 
Murray Bennett 
Nashville, Tenn. 
PRINCESS (ubo) 
(Louisville split) 
1st half 
The Randalls 
La Belle A Lillian 
Ericson A Arcaro 
Naynon'p Birds 
(One to flu) 
New Haven, Conn. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Dancing Cronlns 
King Sisters 
McKay's 8 Review 
Marie Gardner 
Three Mori Bros 

2d half 
Sultan 

Eddie Healey 
Bessie Mack Co 
Kltner A Reaney 
4 Moeconls 

PALACE (Ubo) 
McRae A Clegg 
Barry Girls 
Nash A O'Donnell 
Conrad A Mayo 
Big Local Act 
2d half 
Munlcal Fredericks 
Burns A Ardlne 
Shannon A Annli 
Josephine A Brooks 
Bis Local Act 
New Orleans, La. 
PALACE (ubo) 
(Mobile split) 
1st half 
DoWItt Young A Sla 
Baskette A Cheslelghs 
H B Toomer Co 
Meredith A Snoozer 
"Going Some" 

ORPHEUM 
Leo Kobtmar ■ Co ---■» ■■■■-■ 
Courtney Slaters 
Harry Jolson 
Laura Hoffman 
Ruth Budd 
Stewart A Kelley 
Paul LsVar Co 

CRESCENT (loew) 
Norman 
Carl A Inez 
BrouKbton A Turner 
Freeman A Barnes 
Barnold's Animals 



2d half 
Mack A West 
Howard ft Jenkins 
Jewett ft Elgin 
Quigley ft Fitzgerald 
Just Girls 
New Rochelle, N. Y. 

LOEW (loew) 
Brown Sisters 
Cliff Clark 
Arthur Sullivan Co 

2d halt 
Frank ft Rae Warner 
Mae Curtis 
(One to fill). 

Norfolk, Va. 
ACADEMY (Ubo) 
(Richmond split) 
1st halt 
Nip ft Tuck 
Leroy ft Cooper 
"New Model" 
Mason ft Oynne 
"Bullet Proof Lady" 
Norrlstown, Pa. 
GARRICK (moss) 
Best A Jerry 
Hall A O'Brien 
Howard 6 Lewis 
Maurice Samuels Co 

2d half 
Hanlon ft Clifton 
D Fg Que A H Haw 
Lee ft Bennett 
Yucatan 

Oakland 
ORPHBUM 
Clark' A Bergman 
Bessie Clifford 
Mrs T Whlffen 
Eddie Foyer V 

"Girl on Magazine" 
F Tempest Co 
Kitarlo Trio 
Tracey A McBrlde 
PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 
"Stockings" 
"Mile a Minute" 
Hooper A Burkhardt 
Wlnton Bros 
DeMlchelle Bros 
Fred Kelly , 
MCDONOUGH (a&h) 
Leonard ft Louie 
BAB Frawley 
De Lin Trio 
Dale Wilson 
Seymour ft Dupree 
Rector Weber A T 
Walter Baker Co 

2d half 
Jarvis A Oaffnsy 
Martelle 
3 Denis Slaters 
O'Rourke ft Atkinson 
Big Jim 

Ogden 
PANTAGES (P) 
(8-5) 
"Temptstion" 
Ross Wyse Co 
"Finders Keepers" 
Cook ft Oatman 
Curtis' Canines 
Wm H Rogers 
Okla, City, Okla. 
LIBERTY (hp) 
(Some bill plays Mus- 
kogee 30) 
Sully Rogers A Bully 
Crelghton A Crelghton 
Misses Parker 
Lew Wilson 
"An Arabian Night" 
Omaha. Neb. 
ORPHBUM 
(Sunday ppenlng) 
Derwent Hall Calne 
Bankoff Co «, 

Grace DeMar 
Moran ft Mack 
Joe Browning 
Enullll Bros 
Tina Lerner 

Ottawa. 
DOMINION (Ubo) 
The Laveres 
Nevlns A Edwards 
Madison ft. Winchester 
W A M Rogers 
Riding School v 
Passaic, N. J. 
PLAYHOUSE (ubo) 

2d half (26-28) 
Ah Ling Foo 
Mayo A Leslie 
"3 A M" 
Beth Challe 
J Singer ft Dolls 
Rice ft Elmer 
(One to till) 

Paterson, N. J. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
2d half (26-28) 
Nelson A Castle 
GAP Hickman 
Hill A Ackerman 
Chas Dleehsm 

Peorln, I1L 
ORPHBUM (wva) 
Guerro A Carmen 
"Yankee PrlncosB" 

2d half 
Diamond A Daughter 
:&l0xandor-A:F'aii!*.-~. ~ 
Howard Farrell Co 
LaTnur A Gold 
Boganny Troupe 
PeteraHnrar, IVa. 
CENTURY (ubo) 
R»d»«r ft Armstrong 
Edith Mote 
Doctor Delmore 
PlMno ft Brighton 
Cromwells 

2d half 
Lenardl 



Ferns ft Howoll 
W S Harvey Co 
Revue De Luxe 
(One to fill) 

Philadelphia 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
The Levolas 
Green ft Dolore 
Sylvia Clark 
"The Only Girl" 
Bobby Heath 
Sheehan A Regay 
Trlxle Frlganza 
6 Famous Lloyds 
KEYSTONE (ubo) 

2d half (26-28) 
Psrano 

CAM Cleveland 
"Some Baby" 

WM PBNN (ubo) 
. 2d hall (26-28) 
Kltamura Japs 
O'Brien A South Girls 
Rives A Arnold 
H Langdon' Co 

GRAND (ubo) 
Reynolds ft White 
Jack McGowan Co 
"Too Many Sweet- 
hearts" 
Frank Gaby 
ALLEGHENY (ubo) 
Whiteside Slaters 
Baker A Rogers 
"The Stampede" 
(One to All) 

NIXON (ubo) 
Schoen A Walton 
Kaufman Bros 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Zlegler Sisters Co 
(One to DID 
ALHAMBRA (moss) 
Laveen A Cross 
Rucker A Winifred 
Gypsy" Songsters 

2d half 
Best A Jerry 
Bess A Al Kaufman 
Peter Platinoff Co 
BROADWAY (moss) 
D Fg Gue AH Haw 
Evans A Wilson 
Texas Four 
"Little Burglar" 

2d half 
Old Homstead 5 
VAC Avery 
Bokert A Parker 
Inter Revue 
CROSS KEYS (moss) 
Royal Gascoignes 
Knowles ft Hurst 
Van ft Carry Avery 
Chas Loder Co 
Eckert A Parker 
Inter Revue 

2d half 
Laveen A Cross 
Howard A Lewis 
Gypsy Songsters 
Chase A Latour 
Rucker A Winifred 
Winning Winnie 

GLOBB (moss) 
Nolan A Nolan 
Durkln Girls 
Corse Psytcn Co 
Henry Frey 
"Some Baby" 
The Ysltos 
F A J Smith 
Lottie Williams Co 
Bobbe A Nelson 
Syncopated Notes 
Pittsburgh 

DAVIS (ubo) 
AID Lamb 
M Montgomery 
LeMalre A Hardy 
Olaudle Coleman 
Hobart Bosworth Co 
Rooney ft Bent 
Ben Beyer Co 
(Oqa to OH) 

HARRIS (ubo) 
Leigh ft La Grace 
Jerome ft Devitas 
Gertrude McOIU Co 
The Valdares 
8 Melody Girls 
Harry 8torling 
Lelghton ft Kennedy 
Zemater ft Smith 

Portland. Ore, 
ORPHBUM 
Dorse's Celebrities 
Imhoff Conn ft Coroone 
Brendol ft Bert 
Leipzig i 

Tvette ft Saranoff 
Emerson A Baldwin 
Losova A OHmore 

PANTAGES (p) 
"He's a Devil" 
Miller Packer A Sets 
Jackie A Billy 
The Norvellos 
Wheeler A Potter 
"Red Fox Trot" 

Portland, Me. 

KBITH'8 (ubo) 
Sprague A McNeece 
Donald Roberts 
McVally Denis ft D 
,°,7Jif t A- KV.IIy . rm =*.=.--; 
"Hands Across Sea" 

Pottaville, Pa. 
HIP (moss) 
Hanlon A Clifton 
Bess A Al Kaufman 
Jack Marley 
Yucatan 

2d half 
Charles Sisters 
Hall A O'Brien 
Evans A Wilson 
"Little Burglar" 



Providence, R. I. 

KEITH'S (Ubo) 
Jack A For Is 
Ann Gray 
Chris Richards 
J Courthopo Co 
4 Harmony Kings 
"Crosby's Corners" 
Ames A Wlntbrop 
Sarlanoff A Sonln 
EMERY (loew) 
Smith A Tosel 
Flake A Fallon 
Arthur DeVoy Co 
Nat Carr 
3 Larneds 

2d halt 
Morton Bros 
Bernard Trio 
Cblsholm ft Breen 
Jos K Watson 
Revue de Vogue 
Readies;, Pa. 
MAJB8TIO (Ubo) 
The Fr letches 
Carleton A Montrose 
"Bonfires or Empires" 
Harris A Morey 
(Ono to fill) 

2d half 
Honeyboy Minstrels 
Nelson A Castle 
Eddy 8 
(Two to fill) 

Richmond, Va. 
LYRIC (ubo) 
(Norfolk split) 

1st halt 
Zeska A King 
6 War Widows 
Cameron demons 
Ethel McDonough 
Collins A Hart 

Roanoke, To. 

ROANOKE (ubo) 
(Charlotte spilt) 
1st halt SI 

Stewart BlBtera 

Mary Maxfleld 

"Me A Mary" ■"■:'* 

Jonny Burke 

6 Va Steppers 
Rocbeater, N. Y. 
TEMPLE (ubo) 

Geo MacFarlane 

C Vincent Co 

"Amorloan Ballet" 

Do Leon A Da vies 

Ralph Smaller 

Casper A Sinclair 

McConnell A Austin 
Roekford, Ilk 
PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

Tyler St Ololr 

Lorraine A Bannister 

Donald Dunn 

•"Revue a la Carte" 

(One to fill) 

2d half 

Nelson's Novelty 

Marker ft Sohenok 

Ollmore Browne Co 

Geo Mack . 

"Frontier of Freedom" 

Sacramento 
_ „ HIPP (aAh) 
Polley 

Robinson A Martin 
8 Harmony Maids 
Allen A Betty Lelber 
Lol Mon Kim 
Three Lees 
Blyler A Green 

2d half 
Easy A Easy 
LAO Woods 
American Maids 
Doyle A Blaine 
Paul Klelst Co 

Saginaw, Mich. 
JBF STRAND (ubo) 
v "Brlde Shop" 

2d half 
(Same as Bar City 1st 
half) 
St Loots 
ORPHBUM 
Elaa Ryan Co 
"Lincoln H'hwsyman" 
Shattuck A O'Nell 
Marlon Harris 
Blsa Ruegger 
Ward Bros 

Sterling A Marguerite 
(One to fill) 

GRAND (wva) 
Capes A Snow' 
Wilson A Wilson 
Crowley A Bmmerson 
Diaz Monks 

2d half 
"Mlmlo World" 

IMPERIAL (wva) 
Frank Carmen 
Barlow A Deerle 
Tblessens Pets 
McCarver ft Robinson 
Harrington ft Mills 

PARK (wva) 
Pope A Uno 
Morlsrlty Sisters 
"Fireside Reverie" 
Knapp A Cor nulla 
,'AOkUn Moon" „„.„ 

2d ball : 

E J Mooro Co 
Hallman ft Monettl 
"Petticoats" 
Wanzor A Palmer 
Golden Tmupe 
St Pnnl 
ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Edward's Revue 
Uns Clayton Co 
RAG Ellsworth 



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Valente Bros 

"An Artistic Treat" 

PALACE "I wva) 
Viola Knapp Co 
Gay & Ollroso 
Chief Little Elk Co 
Maybolle Phillips 
Ceclle Trio 

2d balf 
Willing & Willing 
Owen A Moore 
•Eskimo & Seal 
(Two to fill) 

Salt Lake 
ORPHEUM 

(Sunday opening) 
Mile Darle Co 
Gilbert & Frledlander 
Kennedy A Rooney 
Mack & Williams 
Willie Lola 
Carl Jora , 

PANTAGE3 (p) 
Galottl's Babboons 
Dcnlsbawn Dancers 
Billy Elliott 
Reddlngton A Grant 
Talby & Harty 
Eastman Trio 
San Antonio, Tex. 

ROYAL (hp) 
Walsh & Bemtley 
Denny A Dunlgan 
Landers Stevens Co 
Simpson & Dean 
Herbert Lloyd Co 

San Ttttgo 
PANT AGES (P) 
Mahoney & Rogers 
Anderson & Rean 
"World in Harmony" 
"Ocean Bound" 
"Fashions de Vogne" 
Eddie Ross 

HIPP (sAh) 
Betty William 
Johnsons A Johnson 
Lalitts Davis 
StroU Trio 
Stanly Galllnl Co 

2d half 
Peat & Stevens 
Alt Rlpon 
Roianna 

Fredericks ft Van 
Denny & Morrison 
Sam Francisco 

ORPHEDM 
(Sunday opening) 
Mack ft Lock-wood 
Fisher & Hairley 
Mellette Sisters 
Creole FaBhion Plate 
Heras ft Preston 
Julias Tannan 
Albert Verchamp 
PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 
Kama 4 

J Flynn Minstrels 
P Dassl Co 
Fennell ft Tyson 
Empire Comedy 4 
CASINO (a&h) 
(Sunday opening) 
Enos Erasers 
Pickett ft Plunkett 
Tom ft Pearl Almond 
Moore ft Grey 
Ward Baker Co 
Burke ft Lee 
Lipton's Monks 

HIPP (afth) 
Voltaire Lloyd . 
Green ft Bailey 
Herbert ft Lee 
Bhaffer Leonard ft F 
The Zellnas 

Savannah, Go. 
BIJOU (ubo) 
(Jacksonville split) 
1st balf 
Hawaiian Duo 
Florence Rayfleld 
"Between Trains" 
Howard ft Sadler 
Potter & Hartwell 
Schenectady, N. Y. 
PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
S Lachman Sis 
Flagler & Mails 
Louis Brocades 
Kaufman Brothers I 
Palfrey Hall ft B 

2d half 
Adlon Co 
Kbarnum 
Bert Baker Co 
Wilton Sisters 
Eight Domlnos 
Scranton, Pa. 
POLTS (ubo) 
(WilkeB-Barre split) 

1st half 
Tojettl ft Bennett 
Lohman & Galllnacamp 
To Fill 

Harmon ft O'Connor 
Johnnie Clark Co 
Seattle 
ORPHEDM 
(Sunday opening) 
A Rash Co 
Whipple ft Huston 
Lelgbtners ft Alex 

■~~vv&m'tMW 

Rev Frank Gorman 
Aus Crclghtons 
Jas J Morton 

PANTAGES (p) 
Worden Bros 
"Retue Bouquet" 
T P Dunn 
Wm Flemen Co 
Holmes ft Le Vera 
"Barefoot Boy" 



Sioux City, la. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Time ft Tile 
Cahlll A Romalno 
5 American Girls 
Jessie Hayward Co 
Marlon Weeks 
Jessie Hayward Co 
Marion Weeks 
Robt Everest 

2d half 
Monroe ft Grant 
Tracey Palmer ft T 
Leigh DeLacey Co 
Johnson Doan Revue 
Page Hack ft Mack 
(One to fill) 

So. Bend. lad. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 

(Sunday opening) 
Carletta 

LaPearl ft Blondell 
•Lclia Shaw Co 
Jnrvls ft Harris 
"Colour Gems" 
2d half 
Geo ft Mae LeFevre 
Hal Stephens 
Stone ft Hays 
Crewell Fanton Co 
Larry Comer 

So Bethlehem, Pa. 
LOEW (loew) 
Dartos 
Annete Dare 
R C Faulkner 
(One to fill) 

2d half ' 
Kimball & Kenneth 
(Three to fill) 

PALACE (moss) 
Amanda Gilbert 
Lee ft Bennett 
Old Homestead 5 

2d half 
Dunham ft O'Malley 
Grace De Winters 
Royal Gascolgnes _ 
Spartans burg, 8 C. 

HARRIS (ubo) 
Elklns Fay ft E 
(Four to fill) 

2d half 
Rubin ft Carlotte 
Harry Bond Co 
Juliet Dika 
"Courting Days" 
(One to fill) 

Spokane 
PANTAGES (p) 
"Ob That Melody" 
Mr ft Mrs N Phillips 
Swarti ft Clifford 
Klruo 
Nan Gray 

Sprlna-neld, HL 
MAJESTIC (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Aerial Bartletts 
Ed Farrell Co 

4 Buttercups 
Jas H Cuilen 
Great Golden Tr 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
King ft Brown 
Wilson ft Van 
•Lawrence Grant Co 
Nick Hufford 
Samaroff ft Sonla 
(One to All) 
Springfield, Mas*. 
PALACE (Ubo) 
The Hennings 
Horn ft Ferris 
Mr & Mrs Sy Payne 
Gray ft Byron 
Lydia Barry 
Burns ft Ardlne 

2d half 
W Hale ft Bro 
Brown ft Demont 
Byron Totten Co 
Ferraro ft Tabbo 
Harry Breen ' 

Tom Brown's Review 
BROADWAY (loew) 
Morton Bros 
McDonald ft Cleveland 
Cblsbolm ft Breen 
Chin Sin Loo 
(One to fill) 

2d half 

5 Manning Sis 
Arthur DeVoy Co 
Fluke ft Fallon 
Nat Carr 

(One to fill) 

Springfield, O. 
6UN (sun) 
Oliver Severn 3 
Manning & Hall 
Dunbar's Darkles 

2d ball 
Dixie Serenader 
Wood Young ft P 
Knight's Roosters 
Stockton 
ORPHEUM 
(30-1) 
(Same bill plays Sac- 
ramento 2-3 ; Fresno 
4-0) 
"Where Tbfnps Hap". 
A ftfoskova BaWer 
Shaw ft Campbell 
Morris ft Campbell 
Wilfred Clarke Co 
Eddy Duo 
Lou HoKz 

HIPP (afth) 
Rose ft RoBanna 
Rae ft Faulkner 
Reckless Duo 
(Two to fill) 



2d balf 

(Same as Sacramento 

1st half) 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Cycling Brunettes 
Edna Luby 
The Belldays 
Reed & Wright Girls 
Elgbt Domlnos 
(One to come) 

2d half 
J Singer & Dolls 
Flagla ft Malla 
Edward Esmonds Co 
Kaufman Brothers . 
Clara Howard 
Delmore ft Kole 

CRESCENT (Ubo) 
McCarthy ft Levering 
Olatbe Miller Co 
Green ft Parker 
4 Fujiyama Japs 
(Two to All) 

2d balf 
The SbeldonB 
Olga ft Jack Woods 
Geo Leonard Co 
Conrad ft Mayo 
(Two to fill) 

Terre Haute, Ind. 

HIPP (wva) 
(Evansvllle split) 
1st halt 
The Florenze 
Zeno ft Mandel 
"The Lemon" 
Trovato 
•Cbing Ling Toye Co 

Toledo, O. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
3 Maxims 
Alex McFayden 
Coakley ft Dunlevy 
Rajah 

Harry Green Co 
H ft A Seymour 
3 Do Ouzos 
(One to All) 

Toronto, Can. 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
"Suffragette Revue" 
Loney Haskell 
Ethel Hopkins 
Al ft F Steadman 
Moss & Frye 
3 Kanes 
Ramsdell ft Deyer 

HIP (ubo) 
Swift ft Daly 
Bob H Hodge Co 
Alice Manning 
La Follette 
Jones ft Johnson 
(One to fill) 

YOUNGE (loew) 
•"Birds in Dreamld" 
Belle Oliver 
"Largay ft Snee 
"Sherman was Wrong" 
•Weir ft Temple 
•G ft M LeFevre 

Trenton, If. J. 

TAYLOR (ubo) 
2d half (26-28) 
Beth Challls 
Stork ft Link 
McCormack ft Wall 
T Moore ft Co 
Bowers Walters ft C 

STATE ST (moss) 
Harding ft Co 
Lucky ft Burns 
Dunham ft O'Malley 
Peter Platinoff Co 

2d balf 
Bartello ft Co 
Knowles ft Hurst 
Maurice Samuels Co 
Troy, If. y. 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
McRae ft Slegg 
McLoughlin ft Evans 
Clayton Macklyn Co 
Wilton Sisters 
Eddie. Borden Co 
Stella Mayhew 
2d halt 
3 Lacbman Sis 
Harvey De Vora 3 
The Belldays 
Edna Luby 
Louis Brocades 
Burns ft Frablto 
Palfrey Hall ft B 

Union Hill, K. J. 
LINCOLN (ubo) 
_ 2d half (26-28) 
Stan Stanley 3 
Greenlee ft Will 
"Blow Your Horn" 
Wallace ft Holl - 
Lawrence Bros ft T 
Utlea, M, Y. 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
The Sbeldons 
Paramo 
Ed Esmond Co 
Kilkenny Duo 
Clara Howard 
Ford ft Urma 
(One to fill) 

Harrison ft Burr 
"Love Farm" 
Darrell ft Edwards 
Cycling Brunettes 
(Three to fill) 
Vancouver, B, O, 
ORPHEUM 
"On High Seas" 
MIsbos Campbell 
Al Herman 



Smith ft Austin 
Holmes ft Wells 
Georgallls Trio 
Jack Alfred Co 

PANTAGES (p) 
"Oh Charmed" 
Bailey ft Austin 
Sherman Van ft H 
Regal ft Mack 
Hill Tivoli ft Hill 
Washington, D. ti. 

KEITH'S (Ubo) 
Van ft Schenck . 
Joe Howard P.ovne 
Oliver ft Opp 
Elinors ft Williams 
Leo Beers 
Stan Stanley 3 
Mitchel ft King 
(One to fill) 

COSMOS (moss) 
Piccolo Midgets 
Tyler ft Crollus 
Oallerina Sisters 
Lane A Plant 
Bon Bons 
Waterboxy. Conn. 

POLTS (ubo) 
W Hale ft Bro 
Brown & Demont 
Byron Totten Co 
Harry Breen 
Louis Hart 

2d half 
Gerbme ft Allbright 
Nash ft O'Donnell 

V ft E Stanton 
Ward ft Pryor 
Three Mori Bros 
(One ta fill) 

Waterloo, la. , 
MAJESTIC (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Monroe ft Grant 
Frances Dyer 
Mayor ft Manicure 
Bill Robinson . 
Viol-Inn ■ 

2d balf 
Nelusco ft Herley 
Nadell ft Follette - 
Tate's Motoring 
Jno Gelger 
Aeroplane Girls 
Wflkea-Barre, Pa. 
POLI'B (ubo) 
(Scranton split) 
let balf 
Frawley ft West 
Sydney ft Townley 
Lawrence ft Edwards 
Belle Montrose 
Winnipeg 
ORPHEUM 
Eva Tanguay 
Jas C Morton Co 
Vokes ft Don 
Amoros & Jeanette 
Friscoe 

Helen Gleason Co 
Secnoreff Duo 

PANTAGES (P) 
B ft H Gordon 
Jue (Juon Tal ' 
Barney Williams Co 
Navasser Girls 
Selina's Circus 
Worcester, Mass. 
POLI'S (Ubo) 
Hector 
Eddie Healy 
Josephine ft Brooks 

V ft E Stanton 
Scamp ft Scamp 

2d bait 
McRae ft Clegs 
Barry Girls „ . . 
McDonald ft Rowland 
Lydia Barry 
Grey ft Old Rose 
PLAZA (ubo) 
Canada ft Cleo 
Barrett ft White 
Bessie Mack Co 
Ferraro ft Tabbo 
Four Mosconls 

2d balf 
Dancing Cronlns 
Horn ft Ferris 
Mr ft Mrs Sy Payne 
Wood ft Wyde 
Yonkers, N. Y. 
PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
Bob Tate Co 
Billy Kelgard 
Jolly Wild ft Dunn 
(One to fill) 

2d halt 
Belle Sisters 
Bennington ft Scott 
Inman ft Lyons 
"Mr Proxy" 
•7 Glaspow Maida 

York, Pa. 
OPERA HOUSE (ubo) 
Wilson ft Moore 
Honeyboy Minstrels 
Nelson ft Castle 
Eddy 3 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Lawrence Bros ft Th 
O'Brien ft South Girls 
Lloyd ft Whltehouse 
Rialto Hsvue •■••■— - ■--• 
(One to OH) 
Yonnastown, O. 
HIP (ubo) 
Bert Wheeler Co 
Olga 

LaRoy Lyton Co 
Maurice Burkhard 
Mazle King Co 
Adele Rowland Co 
Leo Zarrell Co 
(One to fill) 



OBITUARY. 

William Morse, known as "Black- 
face Billy Morse," died of pneumonia 
Sept. 23 at Stern's Sanatarium, New 
York, after an illness of only a week. 
The deceased had been with "A Night 
in the Trenches." He was 31 years of 
age. About three weeks ago Mr. 
Morse was mistaken by a New York 
police officer for someone the officer 
was looking for. Before.. explanations 
could be made Morse had been roughly 
handled. This, however, it is stated, 
had no bearing on his illness, con- 
tracted later. 

Marie Sorino, a Spanish girl of con- 
siderable beauty, and one of the best 
side-show freaks because she was arm- 
less, died at Coney Island ten days 



IN FOND REMEMBRANCE 

MR. BROWN 

Father of Clark Brown 

Who passed away 8ept 18th, 1918. 

Princess Theatre Staff 

^^^^^^^(Hgntresl)^^^^^^ 

ago of pneumonia. She was 30 years 
of age, and was appearing at the 
Island in Sam Gumpertz's show. She 
was formerly with the Barnum & 
Bailey Circus. In addition to her arm- 
less condition and good looks she drew 
.attention by her ability to write with 
her feet. 

Alfred D. Holman, aged 65, died 
Sept. 21 at his home, 572 Talbot street, 
London, Ont., following a lingering 
illness, coupled with a stroke of 
paralysis last week. Mr. Holman was 
a member for years of the Holman 
Opera Company, organized by his 
father, deceased, and had appeared in 
many operas over the U. S. and Can- 
ada. He is survived by one son, Arthur 
A. Holman, now in Chicago, and con- 
nected with theatricals. 

Thomas R. Prior, prominent western 
showman, died at Venice, Cal., last 
week. The deceased for several years 
managed the big beach amusements 
around Los Angeles and had control 
of the Ferris Wheel at the Columbia 
Exposition. 

The wife of Verne Hardin Porter 
died last week in Los Angeles after a 
lingering illness. Verne Hardin for 
many years was associate editor of the 
"Green Book" magazine. 

The mother of Frances McGrath died 



IN LOVING MEMORY 
of 

My Deroted Hatband and Pal 

FRANK E. BAMBARD 

Who passed away Sept. 27th, 1917. 

May his soul rest In peace. 

His Wife 

MAMIE V. BAMBARD 



of a paralytic stroke while with her 
daughter in St. Paul. The deceased 
was 63 years of age and lived in Hobo- 
ken, where funeral services were held. 

Ida Shell, wife of Bobby Ryles of the 
Will King musical comedy company, 
San Francisco, died in that city 
Sept. 22. 

The mother of Bernard Wheeler 
(Wheeler and Potter) died at her home 
925 Robinson street, Danville, 111., 

Sept 6Y~-- ^ *■*« js«.«^«,«.r«.-, 

The father of Arthur Frazer (Frazer, 
Bunce and Harding) died in Brooklyn 
Sept. 17. , ■ 

• The mother of Lou Payton (Payton 
and Hickey) died suddenly in New 
York last week. 



NEW ACTS. 

Billy Hart and His Circus Girls. 

Jack Boyle and Kitty Bryan, two-act. 

Serg. Christman, regularly enlisted 
in the Service, novelty act. 

Chalmers and the De Ross Sisters, 
piano and singing (Charles Pierce). 

Fay Bainter is planning a vaudeville 
plunge, 'tis reported. 

Fred Fenton (Fenton and Green) 
with Sammy Fields in blackface. 

"Perhaps You're Right," ten people 
(Greorge Choos). 

"Lay On MacBluff," by James Horan, 
three people (Lewis Leslie). 

"Love and Kisses," nine people 
(Marty Brooks). 

"Oddities in Minstrely," girl act, 
with seven girls and two men. 

Davis and Fitzgibbons (Lew Fitz- 
gibbons), two-act. 

Monte and Avis (formely Monte and 
Ridnor). 

Lew West (formerly Lambert and 
West) and Rita Mack. 

Leon J. Bamberger (Fox Film Corp.) 
left Sept. 23 for Camp Greene, N. C. 

Raymond and Roberts (formerly 
with Finley Roberts and Hill), two act. 

"The Century Revue," with four men 
and four women ([Harry Weber). 

Larry Comer, single, at the Ameri- 
can, Chicago, this week. 

Webb Sisters (with the "Darlings of 
Paris" last season) in vaudeville as 
a "sister act " 

"The Submarine Spy," with three 
people, produced by Max Spiegel 
(Arthur Klein). 

"Monday Morning," with eight peo- 
ple. Hal Newport is featured (Bert 
La Mont). 

Gus Edwards with four girls, includ- 
ing the Furness Sisters, opening in 
October <Harry Weber). 

Ben Deeley with Barbara La Marr 
and Joe King in revival of Deeley's 
bell-boy act (M. S. Bentham). 

Martha Russell in "Junetime." Three 
people. Flo and Edna, new sister 
team (Roehm & Richards). 

Ben Walton (Walter and the Evans 
Girls) now with May Francis, (for- 
merly Kelso and Francis). 

George Spink and Ellen Tate (Mrs. 
Spink) reappearing in act called 
"Songs Now and Then." 

Joe Webb (Webb and Burns) and 
Tony Martin (formerly with Al 
Shayne), two-act. 



VOLUNTEER SHOWS. 

(Continued from. page 8.) 

Booth, of the company, opened the 
performance by singing the national 
anthem. 

U. S. Army General Hospital, No. 1, 
New York City, Sept. 20: Solly Cohn 
and Joe Santley, Dunham and Ed- 
wards, Vivian Holt and Lillian Rose- 
dale, Harris and Morey, Dorothy Toye, 
Jimmy Lucas with Billie Frisch, Polly 
Moran, Prince and Butt, Halsey Mohr 
and May Field. 

Ellis Island, Sept. 21: Rae Mann, 
Bradley and Brown Duo, Jimmy Clark 
and Co. 

U. S. General Hospital, Fox Hills, 
S. I., Sept. 23 : Halsey Mohr and May 
Field, Toby Claude, William Smythe, 
Dottie Dimples and Baby Beban, 
Maude Raymond, Rae Mann, Polly 
Moran, Astor Sisters, Willie Weston. 

U. S. A. Embarkation Hospital, No. 
3, Hoffman Island, Sept. 23: Bill same 
given same day at the U. S. General 
Hospital. 

U. S. Army Debarkation Hospital, 
Ellis Island, Sept. 24: Con Conrad, 
. Mrs, Tom Lewis, Dottle. Dimples: and 
Baby Beban, Jack and Dora Crisp, 
Polly Moran, Lillian Bradley, Musette, 
Halsey Mohr and May Field. 

U. S. Army Embarkation Hospital, No. 
1, Hookben, N. J.; Katherine Bradley 
and Adele Brown, Eugene Klausman, 
Bernard Trio. George Nagel, "Pay As 
You Enter" Co., Mabel Rivers Schuler, 
Paisley Noon with Eddie Moran. 



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25 



IN THE SERVICE. 

(Continued from page 8.) 

band there, playing the slide trom- 
bone. • t '■ 

Jack Ball (L-KO) and Frank Mock 
(L-KO) have enlisted, the former in 
the Tank Corps and Mock for limited 
service. 

Jack Hallo way (publicity man for 
Diando) joined the Merchant Marines, 
having formerly held a mate's license 
on the Atlantic. * 

Charles Thorpe, and not Cliff Hess, 
as reported in variety last week, was 
the accompaniest with. Blossom Seeley 
who was ordered to report at Camp 
Upton, L. I., Sept. 18. 

Lieut. Ted Shawn, who received his 
commission at the,, recent Officers' 
Training Camp at Camp Freemont, has 
been ordered to Camp Kearny. *He 
will act as physical instructor. .._, 

Malcolm S. Boylan (publicity direct- 
or, Universal) is at Camp Qearney, 
awaiting a call for the Signal Corps, 
where he will take up the work of 
war photographer. 

C. Sharpe Minor (organist at the 
Rialto, San Francisco, for several 
years) has been, appointed a first lieu- 
tenant, and takes charge of the band 
of the 40th Artillery Corps at Fort 
Winfield Scott. 

-Some of New York's picture publica- 
tion men are now in Service. Condon, 
of the "Photoplay Magazine," has been 
at Camp Upton for several weeks. 
Watts, of the "Telegraph," has been 
called to selective service, as also has 
Kelly of the "News." 

Oscar Cooper, formerly managing 
editor of the "Exhibitors' Trade Re- 
view," has joined the army and will 
enter the infantry officers' training 
school at Camp Lee, Va (He will be 
succeeded on the "Review" by Charles 
E. Hastings.) 

Connie Nichel and George King, 
vaudeville, who recently did a turn 
at Chester Park, Cincinnati, are to be 
Y. M. C. A. secretaries. They have 
been ordered to hold themselves in 
readiness to leave for France in 
October. - 

W. McMaster, one of the very first 
of Pershing's troopers to receive an 
honorable discharge because of in- 
juries and unable to return to service, 
is in -New York and last week engaged 
with William Shilling to replace Cor- 
poral Bittner in Shilling's act, "On the 
Western Front." 

Corinne Fibbe, a player at the Cin- 
cinnati Little Playhouse last winter, 
has been enrolled as a nurse in St. Vin- 
cent's Hospital, New. York. - She took a 
three months' nursing course at the 
Cincinnati General Hospital last year 
and expects going to France for active 
service. 

Sergt. Louis Galeshkow, Fedinburg 
Rankin and George Purcell, former 
members of the Russian Symphony and 
New York Philharmonic Orchestras, at 

fi'resent in France with the U. S. Army, 
orm part of a "jazz band" that is pro- 
viding music for the boys back of the 
lines. 

A. L. Bowers (property man, Jose 
theatre, San Jose, Cal.) at Camp Lewis. 
Harry Western Frenyear, brother of 
Mabel Frenyear, is at the officers' 
training school at Fort Slocum. His 
father, Edward Lafayette Frenier, was 
one of Custer's warriors in the pioneer 
days. 

Capt. James B. McKowen (the Chi- 
cago agent), formerly a first lieutenant 
attached to the 342nd Inf., Camp Grant, 
111., has been transferred from Chicago 
to the 73rd Infantry at Camp Devens, 
Ayer, Mass. Capt. McKowen was in 
New York recently, en route to his 
new command. He expects to "be sail- 
ing overseas shortly. 

at Camp Syracuse, N. Y., for limited 
service, and are appearing in vaude- 
ville shows staged at the camp under 
the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. Among 
the new arrivals arc T. J. Bagley, who 
admits he's the fourth greatest ven- 
triloquist in the world, and B. Posner, 
violinist. 
Lieut. William Wool fenden in a let- 



ter received in. New York this week 
says that early in August while in an 
attack, he was hit on the forehead by 
shrapnel. It removed half of an eye- 
brow, but the Lieutenant returned to 
action, He is now with the 30th Inf. 
(regular army), 3rd Division, Amer. E. 
F., France. ' 

Mrs. Lillian Klein, widow of the late 
Charles Klein, received a letter this 
week from her son, Philip Klein, in- 
forming her he has been promoted to 
a first lieutenancy on the field of 
battle. When the war. began Philip 
Klein, formerly A. H. Woods' London 
representative, enlisted in the ambu- 
lance corps as a private. For his dis- 
tinction in service Klein has been given 
command of Section 524, A. E. F.. 
Ambulance Corps, with the rank of 
lieutenant. Nathan' Burkan, the Klein 
attorney, has posted the letter op the 
Lambs' bulletin board. 

Jo Swerling (Swing) of Varibty/s 
Chicago staff, who enlisted in the navy 
several months ago and was furloughed 
to permit him to finish some rherary 
Work, including one play which he 
wrote and another in which he col- 
laborated, joined the service at Great 
Lakes, 111., Monday as a second-class 
seaman. The officials there assigned 
him for the present to work on the 
Great Lakqs "Bulletin," the publica- 
tion' at that naval post. Swerling was 
accepted only for limited service 
because of defective sight. He con ^ 
tributes the fourth service star for 
the flag of "Vaiuety-'s Chicago office- 



LETTERS J 

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Whan souifc* for eaaH to VAB2BTY, 
i4iraBtUil dark 
Whew C foUoTva nose, letter Is hi 
Variety's Chtsage Offte*. 

Where 8 F rottowa nam, lotto U 
In V*ri«*jr*g t*a Francises OaTase. 
Aetvcrttakta *r eiralar latter, •will 
ft not he listed. 

ti P fnitowtae nana Indicate yeataJ. 
H advertised MM only. 



Questionnaire* 

Benson Harry C 
Coben JoBeph B 
Griffith Job A 
Halstenbach Edw 
Mlchelaon Geo L 
Norwello Joe L 
Rogers Alfred 
Wllbert L A 



Ackeraan Mrs Hall 
Adair Grace 
Adair Jackie 
Adams Geo 
Adams Rex 
Adeler Chas 
Adlen & 0* 
Adolphua (0) 
Alexander R U 
Allen A R 
Allen Grace 
Alvarez Gene 
Ames Wlntbrope 
Angell Gertrude 
Armstrong Arthur 
Armstrong Geo 
Armstrong Lucille (0) 
Armstrong Lucille 
Arnold Margaret (C) 
Ascb Sam (C) 
Aubrey Burt (0) 
Ayer Grace (O) 

B 

Baker Leah 
Baker Marlon 
Baldwin Anna 
Baldwin Raymond (C) 
Ball Ruth (C) 
Barley Pearl 
Barnes Btuart 
Barnett Mrs A 
Bartb Lee 
Barton Chas 
Basalt Jack 
Baxley Jack (0) 
Beaaley June 
Bell Herb (0) 
BeTlcIalro (0) 
Bell A Eva 
Bellmonte Harry 
Belmont Roso 
Bennett M.s 
Bennett Bra 
Bennett John 
•Bennett- Murray ■ 
Bernard Mike 
Beyer Ben 
Blanchard Clifton 
Blondell Ed (SF) 
Boddy Richard 
Booth Hope 
Boudler Paulette 
Bracks 

Brandon Francis 
B reman Bobby 
Brlerry Maurice 
Brlgta Mra 7 A 



Brlnkman Ernest (0) 
Brown Ada 
Bruce Brnle (8F)' 
Buckley Irving 
Buckner Arthur 
Burnett Babe 



Cagwtn Mary 
Carey Jas 
Carlta Miss (0) 
Carlson J W 
Cavanagh Mrs Barle 
Clare Ida 
Cassadon Robt (0) 
Clifton & Dale (0) 
Coffman Jerry 
Cohan Chas 
Coley A 
Con lee Ethel 
Cook Emma 
Cooper Harry 
Cornell Ed 
Crelghton Fred 
Crelgbton Fred (C) 
Crelghton Jim 
Curthbert Rupert 
Cuslck Faye (0) 



Da Hey Lu 

Darrell . Hllgarde (C) 
Darsy ft Mack (CI 
Daves Arthur 
Davis Frank 
Deane Bobble (SF) 
Decker Paul (C) 
DeCoe Harry 
DeCoursey Alfred 
DeGrant Oliver 
Detiroff Blanco 
DbHoIUs Wm (SF) 
Delaney Helen 
Delauney Miss M 
DeLlslo Billy 
Delmar Marie 
DeWlnters Jack 
Dockson Evelyn 
Dockstador Eleanor 
Dodge Wm *"- 
Downing Harry 
Drlscoll Cecil 
Downing Allen 
Durtn Allan (SF) 
•DuBols Nellie (0) 
Dudley Alice 
DuFell Frank 

Pmiw'Ps»"(<fl "' "" " 
a 

Earl Bess 
Earl Wheeler 
Earle Chas ' 
Earle Cronlne 
Early Pearl (0) 
Egant 

Elliott Miss S 
Emerson Chas 
Bmmett J K 
English Lillian 



FRANCES KENNEDY 



THE MERRIEST COMEDIENNE 

IN EXCLUSIVE SONGS BY 

WILLIAM B. FRIEDLANDER 

MONOLOGUE HER OWN CONCEPTION 




Frances Kennedy 
Sparkles on Star 
Bill at Empress 



"Smile, dam y*u. smile I" 80 France* Ken- 
ned; rata her merriment, and Empress patrons 
broaden tbelr features from a complacent grin- 
to bunting laughter. Mies Kennedy, a bundle 
of pep and Joy, with a whole lot of talent thrown 
In, 1* the top star of the has? dosen who sparkle 
at the opening for the new season of the Empress, 
there's something about Mlas Kennedy's brand 
- sf stuff that Is sincere. When ahe talks about 
' tcr brothers in France you sort of foel that this 
is no buncombe, and when she asks everybody, 
to slug— well, a lot of old duffers with cracked 
voices couldn't resist yesterday. Personality Is 
trite talk, but nothing else Just (Its the Kennedy 
style. Her personality sort of spreads Itself over 
the house snd gathers in the grouches and the 
asd ones. Her songs are winners, snd her com- 
edy chatter at the card table Is lammed with 



-Gruid Rapids "Herald," Sept. 3. 



You married men and bachelors, don't fall to 
observe bow Miss Frances Kennedy (who. In our 
humble opinion, should be tbo headllner) repro- 
duces the scandal rnonglag at a modi party- 
hen party, as it is known in vulgar pa rl a n ce. 
Tbo young woman who might be called "The 
Lady Who Goes to the Theatre With Me"— 
except for the fact that Channlng Pollock sppro- 
, priated the title orst— *»>s that Miss Kennedy 
Is letter-perfect In this sort of chatter: and it 
1* very interesting to a mere male to get a peep 
Into the mysteries of the feminine conversation. 
Miss Kennedy la a msgneUo young person, snd 
she ooaxed a Keith audlenos last night Into sing- 
ing several, war songs. 

— Columbui "Despatch," 8ept. 17. 

FJUKCE8 KENNEDY makes herself popular 
with her persistent cheerfulness and songs 'about 
"Smile, smile, amlie; It's bom right in 'cm." 
This singing oomodleano is the bright spot on 
tbo bill and bad the flm .plgtuors going with: 
' her imitation of a woman at an afternoon tea. 
which Is a scream. 

" —Toledo "Blade," Sept 10. 



HARRY WEBER, Eastern Representative 
SIMONS AGENCY, Western Representative 



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A SMILING MAN WANTED 

to do a little talking and fake banjo in standard vaude- 
ville act. Salary and R. R. Address SMILING, Chicago 
VARIETY Office. State salary, fall particulars and 
draft standing. ' 



Estelle Eli* 
Evans Mrs Cr 
Evans Lillian •• 

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F 

Faber Al 
Faber ft Hurras 
Fay Eva 
Faye Elsie 
Fernandez Dot 
Fennell Carrie 
Penning H A 
Ferguson Dick 
Fteback Frances 
Fllmoro Nellie 
Fleming Kathleen 
Folsom Bobby (C) 
Fontaine Aldor 
Forbes Marlon 
Force ft Williams 
Ford Marg 
Ford Mabel (C) 
Ford Max 
Ford Pearl 
Ford Ray 
Forrester Sid 
Franca Joan 
Frazier Billy 
Freeborn Mrs H 
French B 
Futch Dan 

o 
Callaway Mrs L 
Oaldls Mile (C) 
Garten Mae 
Cay 

Oermalne Flo (C) 
Gilbert ft Clayton 
Gilbert & Clayton 
Gill CUR . 
Glenn Myrtle 
Goelet Vera 

epodwjp Miss D_ 
ordon J "H 

Gordon Marie 
Gorman Bros 



(0) 



Gould Miss V 
Grace Sis 
Graham W T 
Green Billy 
Green Jim (C) 
Griffin Pete 
Guest Al 
Guest Al (0) 
Gulron John 



Halbach Mrs W 
Hall May 
Hallo Eunice (O) 
Hannon Wm 
Hart Diamond (0) 
Hart Hazel 
Haywood Ella 
Hearn Julia (0) 
Heodler H (0) 
HenrUh 
Herman Sam 
Howett Mildred 
Hlgley Eail . ; 

Hiller Frank 
Hlnos Cissy 
Holbrook Flo 
Howard Vlrglna 
Hubbell Rita (0) 
Hughes Flo 
Hume Geo (0) 



Illman Wm (C) 



Jackson Jean ft Babe 
Jackson Harry 
Jamison Leslie (0) 
Johnson Mr 
Jones Will 
Jordon Dnvey (C) 
Jordan Ireno 
. Josoph Mrs..M .... 

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Knlll David 



ATTENTION! 
MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND SINGERS 

J. E. Andino (Andy) 

Is open for musical arrangement* of all Kinds, cxcluilve 

songs, sets, etc. 200 Claremont Avt., New York City. 

Telephone. Momlngslde 211. 



Kalll Louise 
Kay Clause 
Kaymore Hazel 
Keane John 
Keene ft Walsh 
Kell Jack (O) 
Kelley Slause 
Kelly Ed (C) 
Kelly Walter (0) 
Kellner Mrs M (C) 
Kelmera 

Kennedy Miss B 
Kennedy Jack 
Kennody Mrs P J 
Kennls Mae 
Kerner Otto 
Klbel Jules 
King ft Wyse (0) 
Klngley Ethel 
Kltamura H Y 
Knowles ft Hurst 
Koppe Sol 
Kramer Mae 
Kramer ft Morton 
Kross Rose (C) 



LaCoste Alice 
LaFarra Reba (C) 
LaGrange Yvonne 
Lamadrid Nlta 
LaMnr Leoaa 
Lamb Alex 
Lambert Beatrice 
Lambert Miss N 
Lambert Natalie (C) 
Lapadwln-Wm 
LaRocca Roxy 
LoRoso ft .Lano 
Larkey Lottie 
Lnufmann Leo 
La Wall Frank 
Lawronco Miss M 
Lap Hlito*.™..-,.- 
LcCnunt Besslo 
Loffcll 

LoiRhton Bort 
Lelthold F C 
Llewellyn Goo (0) 
Lombcy Mr ft Mrs J 
Loon 

Leonard Olive 
Lovy LouIbo 
Lewis B 
Lewis J 
Lewis Richard 



Lewis Sblrkey 
Llbonettl J 
Lockhart Mabel 
Lubln Lew (0) 
Lyater Al 

M 

Macart W K 
MaoUooald Davidson 
Mack Anna 
Mack vttlllle 
Mack Hap 
Mack Mae 
MaddlBon Ralph 
Malle Ed 
Mandel Lolllo 
Manlcy & Gorden 
Marcntette Al 
Mnrley Jaok 
Murtcll Fay 
Maakco Ralph 
Mason ft Cole 
Mathews E 
Mundel Mlas L 
Maxlme Mlas M 
May Doris 
May Evelyn 
Maybcrry Ann (0) 
Mnynard Dot 
McConncll ft Simpson 
McFnddcn Oeo 
McGunls Mra F 
MoHan V F (O) 
McKlnley Nell 
McMnnn Harry 
McN'smara Teddy 
Melba Flo 
Melburn B E 
Melvern Babe 
Melvom Grace 
Mercer Vera 
Merrill Resale 
Merrill Wm 
Mlllnrd Bros 
Mines jlllair 
Mlllor . Bertie 
Miller Enrl 
Miller Fred 
Mlllor Thns (8F) 
Mills Joe 
Mills Robert 
Minus Bud 
Mltcnoll Mario (0) 
Mockoy Mlas E 
Monnhnn Mrs Wm (O) 
Monroe Chauncey 
Montague X (0) 



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"WHEN TONY GOES OVER THE TOP" 

A POSITIVE MOT-STOPS THE SHOW COLD 

JOE MORRIS MUSIC CO. 



NEW YORK CITY 

145 Wert 45th Street 

PHILADELPHIA . 

Room 301, Keith's Theatre Bldg. 



CHICAGO 

Grand Opera House Bldg. 

BOSTON 

230 Tremont Street 



ST. LOUIS 
823 Holland Bldg. 

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Room 5, Lyric Theatre Bldg. 



Moutambo N 
Montgomery L 8 
Montrose ft Allen 
Montr Lou 
Moore Billy 
Moore Fred 
Moran & Wiser 
Morrell Maudle 
Morresy T P 
Morrette 81s (0) 
Mortimer Robert 
Morris ft Sherwood 

Morton Geo •' 

Mowatt Tom (0) 
Mulrey Jay 
Mulvey Ben 
Mumford Bd 
Murdoch Japle 
Murff Miss I 
Murphy Mrs A 
Murphy Babe 
Murphy Bob 
Murphy Myrtla 

N 

Newman Ralph 
Newman Win 
Newmans (0) 
Newton Blllle 
Noble Herman 


O'Connell Hugh 
O'Donnell Ohas (0) 
Oldham Clifford (O) 
Olds . 
Or ton Sam 

P 

Palmore Lew (O) 
Parke Emily 
Pate Myrtle 
Patterson Bobble 
Patsy Leah (0) 
Paillette Louise 
Pearson Harry 
Perclval Mabel 
Perkoff Arthur 
Perry Geo 
PblUoot Marg 
Phillips Robert 
Potter Ray (0) 
Potter Win 
Pratt H 

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Rablnovioh J 
Rae & Wynn 
Raymond Geo 
Reld Geo 
Renwlck Rena 
Rice Andy 
Rice & Warner 
Riley Joe 
Robinson Stove 
Romanos 
RODaud Earl (0) 
Rozellos 
Russell Flo 
Runyan Helen (0) 
Ryan Dolph 

8 

Saito T 

Saunders Georgia 
Saunders John 
Sautley Joseph 
Bason Ohas 
Saxon Pauline 
Saxon Terry (0) 
Saxon Treesa 
Sohoeoberger R (0) 
Schrawn Clara 



Scott ft Wallace (8F) 
Secklnger Mlas P 
Seldlea Harry 
Sellgson Maurice 
Sol bio & LUlle (C) 
Shaefer , 
Shahler Fred 
Shaw & Campbell 
Sbae P r 
8heehan Jack 
Bhelley Effle 
Shepard 8am 
Sherwood Arthur 
Sherwood Marie 
Bhllling 
Shirley Rita 
Bbtrll Rives 
Simpson Nance - 
Skipper Kennedy (0) 
Bmith Frank 
Smith & Kaufman 
Smith Mrs 8 . 
Stafford Harry . 
Stanley Babe 
Stark Cliff 
Stephen Murray 
Sterling Kathryn 
Stockham Edith 
Stoddart Mrs 
Stone Miss H 
Stone Pearl 
Strength Jules 
Stuart Austin 
Sturti M 

Sullivan Frances (0) 
Sullivan Jas 
Sully Estelle 
Sussman Lillian 
Button Brad 
Swain Hal 
8wift Fred 

T 

Talto Tatsu 
Tate Otto (C) 
Taub Max 
Taylor Miss A 
Taylor Eva 
Vera & Wilson (O) 
Vert Hazel (O) 
Tlce Lillian 
Tracy Roy 
Tucker CO' 
Turple Albert 

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Valll Muriel (C) 
Van Aken Alex 
Van Aken Anna 
Van Clcef Irene 
Vane Sybil 
Van Horn Jean 
Vann Helen 
Verga Nlek 
Verona Counteas . 
Vincent Ellnore 
Vobs Judith 

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Ward Billy (O) 
Ward Larry 
Wellman Emily 
Weir Pbll (C) 
Wheeler Dick 
Whitehead Ralph 
Whltyler Robert 
Wlllard Tom 
Williams Dot 
Williams F O 
Williams Peggy 
Woods Joe ■ 
Wood Ollle 
Wright J F (C) 



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Hudson Schenectady 7-8 Watertown 0-10 Ob- 

wego 11-12 Inter Niagara Falls N Y. 
"Auto Girls'* 4-fl Broadway Camden 7-10 Camp 

Dlx Wrlghtstown 11-12 Grand Trenton N J. 
"Aviators" 30 Cadlllnc Detroit 7 Engelwood 

Chicago. , . 

"Beauty Revue" 30-3 Camp Dlx Wrlghtstown 

4-5 Grand Trenton 7 Empire Hoboksn N J. 
"Beauty Trust" 20-1 Berchel Deo Moines la 7 

Gayety Omaha Nob. 
Behman Show 30 8tar & Garter Chicago 6-7 

Berchel Des Moines la, • • •-■•■■ 



WANTFH 0000 comedian, 

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Can nse musical comedy people at all times. 

M. Thor, 508 Putnam Bldg., New York 



"Best Show In Town" 80 Corinthian Rochester 
7-8 Beatable Syracuse 10-12 Lumberg Utlca 
NY. 

"Blue Birds" 80 Engelwood Chicago 7 Crown 
Chicago. 

"Bon Tons" 80 Casino Brooklyn 7 L 0. 

"BoetontanB" 80 Gayety Montreal 7 Empire 
Albany. . . _ 

"Bowerys" 30 Orpheum Paterson 7 Majestio 
Jersey City. 

"Broadway Belles" 80 Victoria Pittsburgh 7 
Penn Circuit 

"Burlesque Review" 80 Majestio Jersey City 
7. Peoples Philadelphia. ■ 

"Burlesque Wonder Show" 80 Peoples Phila- 
delphia 7 Palace Baltimore, Md. 

"Cheer Up America" 30 Palace Baltimore Md 
7 Gayety Washington DC. 
' "Follies of Day" 80 Empire Newark -7 Casino 
Philadelphia. 

"Follies ot Pleasure" 80 Empire Hoboken 7 
Star Brooklyn. 

"French Frolics" 80-1 Cort Wheeling W Va 7 
Victoria Pittsburgh. 

"Frolics of Night" SO Lyceum Washington D 
7 Gayety Philadelphia. 

"Girls de Looks" 30-2 Park Bridgeport 7 Co- 
lonial Providence R I. 

"Girls from Follies" 80-1 Watertown 2-3 Os- 
wego 4-5 Inter Niagara Falls N Y 7 Star 
Toronto. 

"Girls from Joyland" SO Star Brooklyn T 
Olympic New York. 

"Girls of U 8 A" 30 Star Cleveland 7 Empire 
Toledo. 

"Golden Crook" 30 Gayety Buffalo 7 Corin- 
thian Rochester. 

"Grown-Up Babies" 29.80 Grand Terre Haute 
1-5 Majestio Indianapolis Ind 7 Gayety 
Louisville Ky. 

Hastings Harry SO Grand Hartford 7 Jacques 
Waterbury. 

"Hello America" 80 Gayety Kansas City Mo 
7 L O. 

"Hello Paree" SO Gayety Sioux Olty la 7 Cen- 
tury Kansas City Mo. 

"High Flyers" 80 Majestic Scranton 7-8 Arm- 
ory Binghamton 0-12 Hudson Schenectady 
NY. . 

"Hip Hip Hurrah" 80 Empire Albany 7 Gayety 
Boston. 

Howe Sam 30 Casino Philadelphia 7 Miner's 
Bronx New York. . . „ _ 

"Innocent MaldB" 30 Oayety Brooklyn 1 Na- 
tional Winter Garden New York. 

Irwin's "Big Bhow" 80 Miner's Bronx New 
York 7 Casino Brooklyn. 

"Jolly Girls" 80 Neshlt Wllkes-Barre 7 Ma- 
jeBtlc Scranton Pa. 

Kelly Lew SO Empire Brooklyn 7 Empire New- 
ark. 

"Liberty Girls" 30 Colonial Providence R I 7 
Casino Boston. _ 

"Lid Lifters" 80 Gayety Milwaukee 7 Gayety 
Minneapolis. _ .. _ 

"Maids of America" 80 Gayety Washington D 
C 7 Gayety Pittsburgh. 

"Majesties" 30 Empire Toledo 7 Lyric Dayton. 

Marlon Dave 80 Gayety Boston 7 Grand Hart- 
ford. _ _ 

"Merry Rounders" 30-2 Park Youngstown 3-5 
Grand Akron 7 Star Cleveland 0. 

"Midnight Maidens" 80 Empire Cleveland 7 
Cadltlac Detroit. ^ it 

'-'Mile a -Minute Girls'- 30- Gayer*. PWladelphla. 
7-0 Broadway Camden 10-12 Camp Dlx 
Wrlghtstown N J. 

"Military Maids" 30 Standard St Louis 8-7 
Grand Terre Haute 8-12 Majestio Indian- 
apolis Ind. 

"Million Dollar Dolls" 80 Olympic Cincinnati 
7 Columbia Chicago. ■ , 

"Mlsscbler Makers" 80 Howard Boston 7 
Worcester Worcester Mass. 

"Monto Carlo Girla" 80 Gllmore Springfield 
Mass 7 Howard Boston. 

"Oh Olrls" 80 Oayety Boston 7 Columbia New 
Yerlu 



"Orientals" 30 Garden Buffalo 7 Empire Cleve- 
land, 

"Pace Makers" 30 Gayety Baltimore Md 7 Ly- 
ceum Washington DC. 

"Paris by Night" 80~Crown Chicago 7 Gayety 
Milwaukee. 

"Parisian Flirts" 30 Worcester Worcester Mass 
7 Gayety Brooklyn. 

"Pennant Winners" 30 Trocadero Philadelphia 
10-12 Broadway Camden N J. 

"Pirates" 30 Gayety LoulBville Ky 7 Lyceum 
Columbus O. 

"Puss Pubs" 30 Gayety St Louis 7 Star ft Gar- 
ter Chicago. 

"Razzle Dazzle" 30 Star Toronto 7 Garden 
Buffalo. 

"Record Breakers" 30 Penn Circuit 7 Gayety 
Baltimore Md. 



Reeves Al 30 Gayety Omaha Neb 7 "Gayety 
Kansas City Mo, 

"Roseland Girls" 30 Lyric Dayton 7 Olympic 
Cincinnati. 

"Sight Seers" 30 L O 7 Oayety St Louis. 

"Social Follies" 80 National Winter Garden 
New York 7 Trocadero Philadelphia. 

"Social MaldB" 80 Gayety Pittsburgh 7-9 Park 
Youngstown 1-12 Orand Akron O. 

"Speedway Girls" 30 Gayety Minneapolis 7 
Star St Paul. » 

"Sporting Widows" 30 L O 7 Orpheum Pater- 
son. 

"Star & Garter" SO Hurtig ft Seamon's New 
York 10-12 Park Bridgeport. 

"Step Lively O'rls" 30 Columbia New York 7 
- Empire Brocrlyn. 

Sydell Rose 30 vJayety Toronto 7 Gayety Buf- 
falo. 

"Tempters" 30 Star 8t Paul 7 Gayety Sioux 
City la. ' 

"Trail Hitters" 80 Olympio New York 7 Gll- 
more Springfield Mass. 

"20th Century Maids" 30 Gayety Detroit 7 
Gayety Toronto. 

Watson Billy 30-2 Bastable Syracuse 8-5 Lum- 
berg Utica N Y 7 Gayety Montreal. 

Welch Ben 30 Columbia Chicago 7 Gayety De- 
troit. 

White Fai 80 Century Kansas City Mo 7 Stan- 
dard Bt Louis. 

Williams Mollle 30. Jacques Waterbury Conn 
7 Hurtig ft Seamon's New York. 

"World Beaters" 30 Lyceum .. Columbus 7-8 
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9. 



Jock Hollaway has Joined the "Pleasant 
Inn," a musical tab. 



Flo Jacob s on (Witmark forces) has re- 
ceived a lieutenancy as an Instructor of me- 
chanics and motors of the automobile squad 
now stationed at the municipal pier. 

Susan Given, local society girl, has been 
engaged by A. Washington pezet -for the 
Great Northern Players, giving tabloid stock 
at the Hippodrome. 



Harry Santley, general assistant to Frank 
Q. Doyle and booking manager In the Loew 
western offices, la now connected with the 
Schallman Bros. 



Despite cold weather business was good at 
the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus at Grant Park, 
proceeds of which are to be devoted to the 
Stage Women's War Relief. 



MAJESTIO (William G. Tlsdale, mgr. ; Or- 
pheum). — A tragedy at the first Monday show. 



Grace Marcla Lewis sopranolng, delivered the 
beet cello music available In these parts, while 
Elsa Ryan amused in her one-act comedy, en- 
titled "Peg for Short." The sketch was writ- 
ten by Dion Tltheradge. It is a clever little 
thing, and so is Elsa. She is ably supported 
by Rodney Ranous, who doesn't overplay an 
explorer-adventurer-author, one of the hard- 
est roles than can be handed to a male actor. 
Following the sketch Mies Ryan made a little 
curtain speech which was as good as the 
sketch. And then she offered to donate 85 
to some charity in payment for having to 
listen to her speak. She called tor volun- 
teers to get the five, and It was duly turned 
over to the Stage Women's War Relief. It's 
a 'good stunt, this paying the audience to 
listen to speeches, and should be taken up 
by authors and after-dinner speakers. Bert 
Melrose, next, piled up four tables, one on 
another, then put a chair on top of all the 
tables, sat on the chair, teetered, and finally 
fell off. The audience howled. 

Elizabeth Murray was handed a great bou- 
quet of flowers after her true and time-tried 




CORRESPONDENCE 



Unless otherwise note*, tfca following reports are for the current week. 



Marshall Montgomery lost his trunk and was 
forced to eliminate his ventrlloqulal offering, 
eagerly awaited by the audience. Montgomery 
came out in street clothes and contented him- 
self (but not the house) by offering a few 
gags and his whistling specialty. He was 
given applause for what he might have done 
If his trunk had not been lost The Bhow 
opened with Calts Brothers, who advertise 
• thomoeivee as having ''entertained over, a -hun- 
dred thousand wounded soldiers In England" ; 
they entertained a house full of healthy civ- 
ilians with their unusually good stepping. 
Their big number Is a fast and mighty synco- 
pated clog. Lawrence Grant and Co., in the 
Greenwich Village Theatre sketch; "Efficiency, ' 
thrilled the audience with the plolure of the 
mechanical soldier created by the mloplo 
vision of German science. They cheered feel- 
ingly when the creature of the court scientist 
Blew the head Hohenzollern with his steel 
hands. A couple of Blsas followed. Elsa «ueg- 
ger, with Edmund Lichtensteln conducting ana 



offering, "Says I to Meself, Say I, Says I," 
and her bit of the chorus girls bewailing the 
loss of their Johns on account ot the war 
registered specially well. La Bernlcla, a 
youthful ballerina, toe-danced for the closing, 
assisted by a couple ot good-looking young 
white women and an Indian lady who played 
the harp. The act le well set and merits a 
more tidvantageous position. Swing. 

PALACE (Orpheuro-; Earl.Steward, mgr,).— ,. 
A singing and dancing hill that whizzed along 
with almost no flat spots. The audience 
worked hard, and show-stoppers were born 
on the spot with every second finale. 

The Taylor Trio opened with extraordinarily 
novel and neat work on the wire, an act of 
skill and fleet dexterity. Quinn and Caverly, 
a duo slightly mlscaat for first class vaude- 
ville, followed. With hokum that wouldn't 
know its own father because it is so ancient, 
with naval uniforms, a Yank submarine set, 
the Stars and Stripes In view, maudlin threats 
against the Kaiser In a parody at the end and 



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Don Ramsay, 220 Tremont St. 

PHILADELPHIA 

Rennle C.rmack, Globe Theatre Bid*. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Arthur Benin, Protegee Theatre Bids. 

MINNEAPOLIS 

Richard E«r«, 235 Loeb Arcade 



PITTSBURGH 
Joe. Hlller, 405 Cameraphone Bids. 

ST. LOUIS 
John Conrad, 401-02 Calumet Bide;. 

BUFFALO 
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Reappearance in Vaudeville After An Absence of 3 
Years. Keith's Royal, New York, This Week (Sept. 23) 




MORRIS 



"THE GIRL WHO DELIVERS SONGS" 
(She's So Different) 



Booked Solid U. B. O. 



Direction, MAX HART 



Keith's Alhambr a, Next Week (Sept. 30) 



the two men barely passed. They need an 
author. 

With Marlon Harris, the elongated and 
double-jointed comedienne whose voice Is un- 
cannily like Nora Bayes' and whose form la 
amazingly like Charlotte Greenwood's, the 
audience began getting Its money back. Miss 
Harris scored a terrific hit with her measured 
delivery, satirical diffidence and spanking 
manner of banging xnelodled lyrics across. 
Bless her for clear enunciation, repose and 
rhythm. She ntB anywhere. 

Lambert and Ball weren't a bit afraid to 
follow with more songs. Ball's lovable per- 
sonality and Maude's easy delivery, together 
with a batter of Ball's newest songs and 
oldest favorites, took the pair handily to the 
encore, where they put over a sweet and 
ringing ballad, "Boy o' Mine," a mother song 
which will live, resonantly sung by Miss Lam- 
bert In piano mezzo. Ball shook the house 
earlier with "If It Takes Ten Million More," 
a peppy war challenge to the Hun. 

Harold Du Kane, a pretty but masculine 
youth, with June Edwards and Peggy Smith, 
supplied the tone of the bill. Their set Is a 
dream In Oriental conceits and futurist color 
clashes. The girls are exquisitely trained, 
weightless and vivacious. Du Kane Is grace- 
ful and winsome to the feminine clan. He 
does a rather remarkable skating dance In 
"one" which would be stronger If he didn't 
call it that, for It Is more notable as a 
dance than it la as an imitation. Sidney 
Grant (New Acta) followed. William L. Gib- 



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son and Inez Plummer, In Paul Dickey's "The 
Lincoln Highwayman, furnished the bill's 
sketch ; very speedy, melodramatic and grip- 
ping, with a surprise kick at the tall — the 
old kind, where the supposed bandit turna 
out to be the secret service man. Went big. 

Shelton Brooks, the Chicago entertainer and 
song writer, drew next to closing on this 
brilliant bill, assisted by a fat colored gent 
named OUle Powers. Brooke is true to the 
traditions of his race in method and mate- 
rial — all darky. His nlggerlsms tore off loud 
laughs. His songs yanked the hands to- 
gether and kept them biffing, and his slow, 
draggy dances with Powers beating the lite 
out or a snare drum, unmasked a cattery of 
applause. 

Sterling Marguerite Trio, a misguided com- 
pany which tries to do something out of its 
class, closed. The opening is in "one" with 
the man and both girls singing and dancing. 
Neither can either sing or dance, and this Is 
after vaudeville's best has sung and danced 
through a whole bill. Then one of the girls 
comes back and shrieks a number and dances 
a chorus or two of it. The whole bouse, 
what was left of It by then, merely smiled. 
When the act did go into full stage and 
show Its trapeze and bar work, Its real busi- 
ness, everything was floating smoothly, when 
the misdirected soubrct again stepped in and 
began to cavort.- There weren't 20 in their 
seats when the drop came down. This is 
a case of a typical dumb act committing sui- 
cide trying to be musical comedy. » Lait. 



LOS ANGELES 

VARIETY'S 
. LOS ANGELES OFFICE 
PANTAGES THEATRE BUILDING 

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BBRBANK (Chas. Onken, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville and pictures. 

Julia Blano has retired from the "Up in the 
Air" cast. Bessie Tannehlll succeeds her. 



Things must be, looking up for the local 
Postages. The exterior of the house has been 

refurnished. 



ORPHBDM (Chas. E. Bray, gen. mgr.; 
agent, direct).— 23, Mile. Dazie and Co., re- 
peated successfully; Lina Regglana. pleasing; 
Barto and Clark, clever; Maria Lo, good pos- 
ing torn; Willie Solar, funny; Kennedy and 
Rooney, entertaining; Cole and Denehy, got 
laughs; Gilbert and Frledland, held over for 
third week, hit, 

PANTAGES (Carl Walker, mgr.; agent, 
direct).— 23, Blackface Eddie Ross, scream; 
Anderson and Ream, pretentious ; Bert La 
Monte, pleasing ; Mahoney and Rogers, well 
received ; "Fashions de Vogue," good ; "Ocean 
Bound" (Joseph Phillips), fine act for women. 

HIPPODROME (A. L. Bernstein, mgr.; 
agent, Ackermann-Harrls) — 23, Selblna and 
Glovlnl, got away nicely; Harry Reynolds, 
applauded ; Fletcher and Terre, hit ; "Days of 
Long Ago," got over big; Laymon-Cruzon ft 
Andelon, received applause ; Bernard and 
Myers, filled nicely. 

MOROSCO (Donald BowleB, mgr.). — "Mary'a 
Ankle" (first week). 



Dave Manly is handling the business affairs 
at the Burbank Theatre. 



The Mason Is enjoying a period of dark 

weeks. 



It is doubtful If vaudeville will be put Into 
the Majestic. Sometime ago It was announced 
that the Western States Vaudeville Associa- 
tion had taken over the house, but so far noth- 
ing has materialized. 

Cullen Landls, formerly film player, Is now 
with the Morosco stock. 



Alonzo Price, who staged "Up In the Air," 
has left for New York to assist Arthur Ham- 
mersteln In the production of his musical play, 
"Somebody's Sweetheart" 

Molly Mclntyre Is en route east. She has 
been succeeded as leading woman at the Mo- 
rosco by Florence Malone. 



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NEXT WEEK (Sept 30-2) PROCTORS 5TH AVE., New York 

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ORPHEUM (Fred Henderson, gen. mgr. ; 
agent, direct).— 23, Pleasing singing bill, lack- 
ing comedy. Florenze Tempest, class ; appreci- 
ated. Mrs Thomas WhlCfcn & Co., well received. 
Eddie Foyer, scored. Bessye Clifford, closed 
successfully. Clark and Bergman, hit; doing 
extra "bit" In "one" eliminating stage wait for 
following turn, stopping show completely. 
Stella Tracey and Carl McBrido, well liked. 
Three Kltaro Bros., opened very good. Florrle 
MUlershlp, Charles O'Connor & Co. In "The 
Girl on the Magazine," scored nicely. 

PANTAGES (Burton Myer, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— 23, Fair bill. Jose Serrano's Spanish 
Dancers, gorgeous costumes ; effectively staged 
turn wblcb headlined successfully. "A Mile a 
Minute" passed on spectacular finish ecenlcally. 
DeMlcbelle Brothers, did well. Wlnton Bros., 
opened good. "At the Fox Race," with Billy 
Hooper and Howard Burkhart, pleased. 

CASINO (Lester Fountain, mgr.; agent, 
Ackermann-Harrls).— 23, Ordinary bill. "The 
Four Hun Chasers," billed as direct from the 
battle of Ypres (third battle), .proved good 
box office attraction. Ned Nestor's Sweet- 
hearts, closed good. " O'Rourlte and Anderson, 
fair. Dale Wilson, scored big. Big Jim 
(roller-skating bear), most applause. Seymour 
and Dupree, passable. 

HIPPODROME (Edwin A. Morris, mgr.).— 
l. r >, tbo bill was given a big boost by two now 
nets made on the Coast. Both tire mixed teams 
thnt graduated from the leading cabarets 
where they worn established favorites. They 
are Billy and Edna Frnwley and Jane Green 
nnd James Blyler (New Acts). Klpp nnd 
Kipny opened the show with JugglltiK, with 
many comedy tricks nnd props that aid con- 
siderably and keeps the audience laughing 
throughout the witlr* routine of clever Jug- 
gling By the male member. There Is "hot a 
dull minute nnd tho turn received more ap- 
plause nnd appreciation than customary for 
an act of this kind. Knlli nnd Porccnl, billed 
n« the "nccordlonlHt and the tenor," opened 
with the tenor singing in Italian. It sounded 
more like baritone, thou eh he possesses a good 
voice. It was tho accordion player, however, 
who won tho big applause accorded the act by 
the Hlppodrorncites, fond of the accordion 
regardless of how well It Is played. Leonard 
and Louie, fourth, bad some good hand bal- 



ancing and feats of strength above the aver- 
age seen In theatres where more than two 
shows are given dally. The Frawleys (New 
Acts) were third, while Green and Blyler, the 
other new act, were on Just before the King 
Company, that continues in big favor and Is 
the big noise at the Hippodrome. 

ALCAZAR (E. B. Price, mgr.).— "Hearts of 
the World" (picture, 14th week). 

CURRAN (Homer F. Curran, mgr.). — 
"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" (1st week). 

COLUMBIA (Gott'.ob and Marx, mgrs.).— 
"Twin Beds" (2d week). 

HIPPODROME (Edwin A. Morris, mgr.).— 
Will King Co. (stock) and A.-H. & W. V. A. 
Vaud. 

MAJESTIC (Ben Mullor, mgr.).— Del Lawr- 
ence Stock Co. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.).— 
Bert Levey Vaudeville. 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).— A.-H. A 
W. V. A. Vaudeville. 



A large new stage setting has Just been 
completed by the Edwin Flagg scenic studio 
for the Rlalto. The elaborate setting was put 
in use for the first time Sunday. A playlet 
by Paul Gerson Is being presented thla week 
as a prolog to. the picture, "America's An- 



Pearl Townsend has Joined the Del S. Law- 
rence stock at the Majestic, opening this week 
in "Lavender and Old Lace," current. 



Mrs. Douglass Crane obtained from the Su- 
perior Court last week an order permitting 
her to obtain service by publication in her 
suit for divorce. According to her petition, 
her husband, Lewis Douglass Crane, Is engaged 
In war work In Washington. The couple 
separated last May. Mrs. Crane charges deser- 
tion. 



With the opening of "Parlor, Bedroom and 
Bath," the Cort Is rechrtstcned the Curran. 
Other attractions due for presentation , are: 
"Business Before Pleasure," "Friendly Ene- 
mies," Margaret Illlngton In "The Eyes of 
Youth," "Tho KIbs Burglar," Guy Bates Post 
in "Tho Masquerader," Al Jolson In "Slnbad," 
nnd Harry Lauder. 



Bch Wostland, formerly connected with the- ' 
ntrlcal publications, is now the dramatic editor 
of the "Dally Nows." 

Lou Jacobs returned here last week from 
Arizona and New Mexico after n season with 
Raymond Teal Musical Comedy Company, 
which closed in that territory recently. Ac- 
cording to reports the Teal Show oleared 
around STiO.OOO the past year. The show is 
said to have closed on account of tho prin- 
cipals being subject to call In the draft. 



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Snowy. Baker, former boxing promoter In 
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The Grand Jury last week passed a resolu- 
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Because of a protest by the Musicians' Union 
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Neptune Beach refused to allow the California 
Homo Guards to play Its scheduled concert at 
the Beach last Sunday. The concert was 
played at the Alameda Court House lastead. 

William K. Crane and Bmelle Molvllle 
headed tho cast of tho Players' Club, which 
opened Its season Monday night. 

Estrelllta, tho Spnnlsh dancer, opened at 
the Imperial last week. ' 

Sailor Willie Meehan, recently awarded tho 
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pany at the Hippodrome this week. 

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The Hippodrome, Los Angeles, formerly a 
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Prank Atkins' tabloid, by Charles Alphln, 
which appeared at the Casino last week, will 
be discontinued. The principals and chorus, 
Including Phil Rock, principal comedian, will 
be retained (or Alpbln's new show, "The King 
of Slam," opening next week on the one- 
nlgbters In California. 



ATLANTA 

LYRIC (Hugh Cardoza, mgr.; U. B. O.).— 
First half: Perrera Sextet, Dean and B. B. 
Brown, Hlnlel and May, "Childhood Days." 

LOBW'S GRAND (Ed. Schiller, mgr.).— 
Norman, Howard and Jenkins, Jewett and 
Elgin, Qulgly and Fitzgerald, "Telephone 
Tangle," Fox and World. 



ATLANTA (Louis Hasae, mgr.).— "America's 
Answer, " U.' 8. propaganda picture, opened 
week's stay. 

CRITERION (Willard Paterson, mgr.).— 
Big business with "Stolen Orders" laat week. 
This week, Constance Talmadge in "Sauce for 
the Goose," picture. 

FORSYTH (Hugh Cardoza, mgr.).— Playing 
Paramount picture. Thla week, let half, 
Marguerite Clark in "Out of a Clear Sky." 
Dorothy Dalton in "Vive la Prance," last half. 
„ RIAh J.°, < Hank Cassldy, mgr.). -First half, 
Mary Plckford in "Johanna Enlists." Last 
half, "The Girl of the Golden West," picture. 

BONITA (George Campbell, mgr.).— Musi- 
cal tabloid full week ; three changes of pro- 
gram; getting big soldier business. 

ATLANTIC CITY. 

This week the Apollo and Globs offer split 
weeks la billing their attractions. The Globe 
baa for the first half Nora Bayes in "Look 
Who's Here." The last half will be devoted 
to "I. O. U.." a new play. At the Apollo 
Margaret Anglln has "Billeted" for the first 
three days, to be followed by "Come Out of 
the Kitchen," which claims the original pro- 
duction and cast. The only advance bookings 
are at the Apollo, next week (30) is "Miss 
Blue Byes," a new musical play, and the 
last half, "The Boomerang." 



In the new W. A. Brady play at the Globe 
on Thursday and entitled "I. O. U.," Mary 
Nash and Jose Ruben are foatured. The play 
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Cheat," originally written by Hector Turn- 
bull. The dramatic version had the collab- 
oration of Willard Mack. The play had a 
spring tryout. 

An Interesting experiment was tried here 
last week, wnen tho Colonial and Virginia 
booked "The mission Cur." The former 
house Is under management of the Stanley 
Company, and the latter la booked by it. 
ConioiDuUou advertising was used and a sim- 
ilar scale of prices. 

With the arrest of Jack Kerschner, bis wife, 
and Mary McUurk in Philadelphia by Atlan- 
tic Cay detectives, the police believe that 
a number of robberies last summer at vari- 
ous aeasliore resorts will bo cleared up. Ac- 
cording to the police the Kerscnners and Miss 
McUurk lived- in a bouso on Connecticut 
avenue, this city, which bore the sign, "Actor's 
Retreat," but which really was the rendezvous 
of a gang of shoplifters and other petty 
thieves, it is claimed by the local sleuths 
that when they raided the place last. Thurs- 
day they found several thousand dollars 
worth of goods identified aa taken from stores 
along the Boardwalk. 

"Denny" McGowaa is dead. With him died 
the secret of the preparation of the terrapin 
dinners for which bo waB famous for years. 
He died laat night at tho home of his daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Samuel Young of Atlantic City, 
death being due to infirmities of age. He 
was 83 years old. 

A divorce was granted Monday in Phila- 
delphia to Mrs. Ada Hetherlngton Lucas 
• Patterson Latham from Dr. Harry Elllngs- 
worth Latham, a dentist. Mrs. Latham Is the 
daughter of Albert G. Hetherlngton, former 
Presldont of the Civil Service Commission, and 
she has divorced two former husbands. She 
1b well known In Atlantic City, where she 
attained tamo for her skill on roller skates 
and acted for a time as Instructress at a 
shore rink. 



The Steel Plor further cuts Its schedule 
of attractions for this week with the departure 
of the minstrels, of which John Murphy Is 
tho manager. Tho Pier programs now consist 
of films and Leman's Symphony Orchestra. 



BOSTON. 

By LBN LIBBEY. 

KBITH'8 (Robert. G... Lamm, jngt^.aer-jit, 

V. B. O.). — "An American Aco" absolute sur- 
prise of the season in local vaudeville. Tues- 
day morning tho town was talking about It 
and a sell-out for tho remainder of tho week 
was assured. The act Is running smoothly 
despite tlio heavy scenic Investiture and the 
numerous sets. Nearly all the other heavy 
war acts tbat have bit Boston have not hit 
just right for various reasons, which roado 
"An American Ace v seem all tho belter In 
comparison. A mediocre bill supported the 



60-minate feature production, with Bddle Bor- 
den having things all his own way with hu 
SSL 00 "?* act ' » oaught the y houle jS« 
afij- 5?* u wen f ,Ute a *"«8o afire Anna 
Gray, .the harp st, always a Boston favortu 

taklnaTour ^' glvlng 8hort nSmbora and 
using rour encores as a result Athn» --2 

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asr* -Arts, »."ar„, to tt ; 

f BIJOU (Ralph Oilman, mgr.). -Pictures. 
BOWD01N (AI Somerboo, mgr.; agent U 

Mi and Caron. and tho Bennett S.sfer.'; 

^GLOBB (Frank Meagher, mgr). -Pictures. 

OUPHBUM (Victor J. Morris, mgr. ; agent 
Lpew. -Snappy bnl noadod b N at Carr • hni 
«n K n H?"' ; 1 follo 'r ln « and wont Exceptionally 
ind w nd S y matl 'J 00 - , Katherlna ConstaStiuo 
and her Seven Dancing GlrlB, another big 
succoss ; also Chlsholm and liwn SI il 

C °SCclLLAY e B o n , d Y»A B ' T, reo ^»™^ > "*■ 
SCOLLAY OLYMPIA (Jamos J. McGuIn- ' 

noss, mgr.).-"The Calllaux Case," film, drew 

- ft b *?y> r - T««I)<»nw - Inr. those- wh »-©t|;eci«I 

somcthinB spicy. Vaudeville: Musical Mon- 

gomery Troupe, South and Tobln, "Peggy " 

the Dog; Rodriguez Duo, Payton and Hlckey 

GORDON'S OLYMPIA (Frank Hookaito," 
mgr.).— I'llm. Vaudeville: International Five 
tho Concertos, Wyoming Trio, Pat and Peggy 
Houlton, Mock and Pagllo. 

PARK (Thomas D. Sorloro, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. Big. 

SHUDERT (B. D. Smith, mgr.).— "May- 
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COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "Z leg- 
fold a Follies," second week, running strong 
and apparently not feeling the absence of 
the students, who seem to be around In 
larger numbers than ever, but In uniform. 

PLYMOUTH (B. D. Smith, mgr.).— "Friendly 
Enemies" In for a duplicate of the clean-up 
in New York. It Is going very big. 

WILBUR (E. D. Smith, mgr.),— "Oh Lady 
Lady," seventh week and holding up. 

MAJESTIC (B. D. Smith, mgr.).— Thurston, 
magician, two-week showing at $1 top, seems 
to have struck a psychological period and 
a popular price. Folks turning out strong. 

PARK SQUARE (Ffed B. Wright, mgr.?.— 
"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath," 6th week and 
going well. 

tremont (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— Leo 
Dltrichateln in "The Matinee Hero," on his 
second week, la running strong and shows 
every sign of picking up this week rather 
than falling off. 

H0LLI8 (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— May 
RobBon In "A Little Bit Old-Fashioned"; last 
week to diminishing business. 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.).— Has- 
tings" "Big Show," with Dan Coleman, a 
local boy, getting the cream of this week's 
burlesque business. 

OAYBTY (Thomas H. Henry, mgr.).— "Step 
Lively Olrla," with Shorty McAllister; big. 

HOWARD (George B. Lothrop, mgr.). — 
Charley Robinson's "Parisian Flirts" flanked 
by a snappy pop bill. Business holding up 
well ao far this season. , 

Next week brings Laurette Taylor In "Hap- 
piness" to the Hollis Street, and "Richelieu," 
with Robert Mantel!, to the Boston Opera 
House, Oct. IT. Mantell will play hla com- 
plete repertoire at this house. 

BUFFALO* N. Y. 

By L. B. SKEFFINOfON. 

8HUBBBT-TBCK (John R. Osbei, mgr.).— 
"The Man Who Came Back" (2d week)-, go- 
ing strong. 

MAJESTIC (Peter O. Cornell, mgr.).— Madge 
Bellamy In "Pollyanna." 

SHEA'S (Henry Carr, mgr.).— "Suffragette 
Revue," Allied Song-Birds, Al and Fannie 
Steadman, Loney Haskell, Ramsdells and 
Deyo, Bthe Hopkins, Three Kanes. 

OAYBTY (R. B. Patton, mgr.).— "The B.est 
Show In Town." 

OARDBN (William F. Graham, mgr.).— 
"Midnight Maidens." 

STAR (Peter C. Cornell, mgr.).— Knicker- 
bocker Players In 'The Brat." 

ACADBMY (Jules Michaels, mgr.).— Musical 
comedy split week. "On the Roof," first 
half : "Quick Lunch," second half. 

LYRIC (Charles Bowe, mgr.).— LaFoltete, 
Paul Jones and the Hall Sisters, Martin and 
Courtney, Alma Orey & Co., Duttel and Covey, 
Arnold and Florence. 

OLYMPIC (Bruce Fowler, mgr.).— "The 
Love Farm." "miniature musical comedy; 
Beaulay Belles, Froxlnl, Archie and Walter 
Jones, the Newmans. 

HIPPODROMB (Harold Franklin, mgr.).— 
First half, Mary Plckford In "Johanna En- 
lists"; second half, John Barrymore In "On 
the Quiet." 

STRAND (Bart L. Crabb, mgr.).— First half, 



Constance Talmadge In "The Shuttle"; second 
half, June Caprice In "Miss Innocence." 

"Httchy-Koo," with Raymond Hitchcock, la 
booked for the Majestio In the very near 
future. This will be one of the first New 
York hits to reach Buffalo this season. 



The Knickerbocker Players opened In Buffalo 
at the Star ("The Brat") Monday, playing to 
fair business. Julie Heme was In the role 
originated by Maude Fulton, with Frank Wilcox 
playing opposite. "Rolling Stones" will be the 
next offering of the company. 

Tuesday night, Floyd GlDDona, war corre- 
spondent for the Chicago Tribune, told of his 
adventures to a large audience in Blmwood 
Mualo HalL 

The management of the annul Mardl Gras 
ball at the Broadway-Auditorium Oct. 8 an- 
nounces that 600 naval officers stationed here 
will be guests. 

Dawey Michaels, known In Buffalo theatrical 
circles, and associated In the Plaza Theatre 
Co., has gone to work In a shipyard In Cleve- 
land. Mr. Michaels tried a course of law at 
Buffalo University, but It seemed too dry for 
him, ao he Joined bis father In theatricals, 
the latter la also owner of the Allendale' and 
one of the pioneers la the picture business In 
Buffalo. For the last year or more Dewey waa 
on deck at the Plaza, but a week ago he de- 
cided to build ships for Uncle Sam. 

DETROIT. 

By JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (0. G. Williams, mgr. : U. B. O.). 
— Oeorge MacFarlane, "American Beauty 
Ballet," Claire Vincent & Co., Walter DeLeon 
and Mary Davles, Ethel Sinclair and Marie 
Caspar, Ralph Smaller, Seymour's Happy 
Family, McDonnell and Austin. 

MILES (Gus Oreenlng, mgr.; Nash.).— Four 
Song Smiths, Duffy and Montague, Joe Dealy 
and Sister, LaSalle and Loretta, George and 
Marie Brown. 

ORPHBUM (Tom Baland, mgr.; Loew, 
agent).— Carl McCallough, "Motoring with 
Death," sketch ; Four Meyakos, Belle Oliver, 
France and Kennedy, Kate and Wiley. 

8HUBERT-OARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, 
mgr.). — "Kiss Burglar" opened Sunday. Be- 
low the average musical production. 

DETROIT (A. H. Warner, mgr. ; Bert Whit- 
ney, lessee) .—"Hamilton," with George Arllss. 
Another "Disraeli." 

OAYBTY (J. M. Ward, mgr.).— Sydell's 
"London Belles." 

CADILLAC (Sam Levey, mgr.).— "Blue 
Birds." 



The large attendance of ladies Is a feature 
of the matinees at the Oayety burlesque the- 
atre this season. More ladles than ever, but 
the night business la not as good as last year. 

The Garrlck will be known hereafter as the 
Shubert-GarrJck. 

"Salome" at Adams held over for second 
week. 

Fred M. Bbafer, former manager of Liberty, 
who resigned to manage the Academy of 
Music, New York, has changed hla mind, and 
will manage the Adams, Detroit, succeeding 
Russell G. Pearce, who resigned. The Liberty 
and Adams theatres are owned by John H. 
Kunsky. 

"America's Answer," the second V. S. official 
war feature, will play a two weeks' engage- 
ment at the Majestio In October. 

Bert Whitney, of the New Detroit opera 
house, has dispensed with his orchestra, uelng 
three pieces only— cellist, violin and pianist. 
This will be permanent. 

MONTREAL. 

By ARTHUR SCHALBK. 

HIS MAJESTY'S (Edward and Driscoll, 
m grs .).-_«A. Tailor-Made Man." Next, "The 
Klsa Burglar." 

PRINCESS (Abbte Wright mgr. ; agent, U. 
B. O.); — Brtt Twins, Lew Dockstader, "Just 
a Bet." Mile. Nltta Jo. Helen Jackley, Will 
and Mary Rogers, Madison and Winchester, 
Mnng and Snyder, and Pathe's Gazette. 

LOBW'S (Ben Mills, mgr.).— "Revue De 
Vogue," Buddy Walker, H. Guy Woodward A 
Co., Stone and Boyle, Largay and Snee, and 
film. 

OAYBTY (Phil Godel, mgr.).— "Hip I Hip! 
Horray Olrls." . , 

ORPHBUM (Edgar Beeman, mgr.).— French 
Stock, drawing well. 

The second autolees Sunday had a notice- 
able Increase in the attendance at all the 
theatres in Montreal. 



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TWO WONDERFUL SONGS 

One by LEE ROBERTS and J. WILL CALLAHAN 
Writers of "Smiles" 

The other by EGAN & WHITING— writers of "Mammy's 
Little Coal Black Rose," etc. 



"REMICK" SONG A 

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Here is ? soiig that brings joy to a weary heart- 
that fills to o'erflowing the bosom burdened with 
war-time anxiety. A song that hits on all six cylin- 
ders of musical success — for here is music with a 
capital M — the singingest, smilingest song sensation 
in a month of Sundays. A success? Well — you 
should smile. The greatest fox trot ever written. 



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I'll Love You 

More for 

Losing You 

Awhile 

"Absence makes the heart grow 
fonder," "Distance lends enchant- 
ment to the view," and all other 
aged axioms are translated into a 
newer, more modern meaning in 
this supreme melody. A song that 
starts a sob — and ends it just that quick. A song that chills and thrills — 
and, 'Though J' it good-bye kiss bicaks my heart, remember this" — sing 
this song today and learn the sequel to this heart sob. A song with the 
bouquet of roses— a song that should be on everyone's lips before the 
season ends. 

By EGAN & WHITING- 

Writers of "Mommy's Little Coal Black Rose," "And They Called It Dixieland" and 

"Tulip Time in Holland." 




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For Your Boy 
and My Boy 

You'd do anything In the world For 
"Your Boy and My Boy, wouldn't you? 

Ccrtolnly! 

Then learn and sing the new timely 
song, "FOR YOUR BOY AND MY 
BOY," by Kaha and Van Alstyne. A 
song with the wonderful patriotic 
thrill that will fill your soul with the 
Are of Victory. Remember when our 
boys at the front hear that yon are 
singing this song, it will he like a 
ray of sunshine from home. We ore 
receiving the endorsement and co- 
operation of the Publicity Managers 
of the Twelve Federal Reserve Dis- 
tricts on "For Your Boy and My 
Boy." 

Al Jolson is singing it every per- 
formance at the Century Theatre, 
New York. 

The idea song for the Liberty Loan 
Drive Sept. 28th. Put it on right 
away and be rl«ht. 



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When We Went to 

Sunday School 

By KAHN & VAN ALSTYNE 

A song of school — and the Golden Rule. A song whose every note finds 
quick accord in the pulse beat and heart throb of childhood memories. A 
cjose-up of the day when you were an innocent cut-up. But, here is the 
chorus— it's easy to read and worth reading: 

When your pa was preacher and my ma was teacher, 

We went to Sunday School. 

Over my little hymn book I'd look at you; 

I caught you peeping, too. 

When my dear old mother said, "Love one another," 

It seemed like a wonderful rule; 

And you're sweeter today than you were, dearie, 

When we went to Sundny School. 

A song that will make them stop, look and listen — that increases the heart 
throbs and makes the eyes glisten. 



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WHIRLWIND DANCERS 

WITH JOHN CORT'S "FIDDLERS THREE" 

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Go Get 'Em Rogers 

The Dancing Bricklayer 

says hello to 

Alexander Pantages and Joe Cone 

Booked Solid W. Y. M. jC— u: B. O. 

Who Wants Me Next? 

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NEW ORLEANS. ~ 

By 0. M. SA.MDEL. 

ORPHBDM (Arthur White, mgr.).— 23, Best 
bill thus far. Herman Tlmberg, rewarded 
for distinctive offering; Reno, opened, having 
token everything of Joe Jackson's but the 
name; Aileen Stanley, did nicely: Lyons and 
Tosco, warmly received; Frank Stafford and 
Co., scored decisively; Swor and Avey, up- 
roarious laughter. 

ORESCBNT (Walter Kattman, mgr.).— Ap- 
pealing first halt show. Caeaar Rivoll, pre- 
mier consideration; Zelda Dunn, splendidly 
received ; Cooper and Gordon, pleased ; Lane 
and Plant, merriment; Adams and Mangles, 
capital opener. 

TULANE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— Inaug- 
urated season with. "Watch Tour Step" to 
capacity. Company surpasses others sent 
south In same piece. Billy Clark and Kath- 
leen Neal stand out All principals proficient. 

PALACE (8am Myers, mgr.).— Ordinary 
program first part. Ryan and Joyce, gathered 
show's hit; Clemenso Bros., opened; Middle- 
ton and Spellmeyer, pleased; Norwood and 
Hall, fared mildly; Ballyhoo Trio, closed. 

8TRAND (Poster Olroyd. mgr.).— Dorothy 
Dalton In "Vive la France. 

Barnes' Circus exhibits here shortly: the 
only tented organisation to visit New Orleans 
during the year. 

Asby Choteau, general manager of the In- 
terstate Circuit, with offices In Dallas, reports 



HALLYENESTER 

Prima Donna and Ingenue Leads 
Considering Offers 

Address VARIETY— San Francisco 



BILLY 



EVYLEEN 



PURCELLA and RAMSAY 

JUVENILE AND SOUBRETTE 

WITH 

MOLLIS WILLIAMS GREATEST SHOW 



excellent business for his houses. Choteau 
was a guest whUe here of E. V. Richards.^r. 

Herman FJehtenberg la here for a fortnight, 
coming down to clip coupons from his Saenger 
Amusement Co. stock. 

Virginia Loew is among those present for 
the winter months. She la minus her danc- 
ing chum, Mildred , Omar. Miss Omar has 
been billed as Fatlma in several places, with- 
out caring a puff. 

PHILADELPHIA. 

KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr.).— With one 
of the comedy acts missing from the early 
portion of the show, where it was needed to 
get an even balance, and the placing of an 
added number that consumed Just seven min- 
utes, this week's 1>111 did not get any the 
best of the start, bnt went surprisingly well 
with a capacity house Monday matinee de- 

Site the many drawbacks. Blanche Ring had 
e headline position, and with several new 
songs, Including the Inevitable Irian num- 
ber, which she handled v»ry well, the popular 
musical comedy star made her uaual fine 
Impression. For the closing number she held 
on to "Blng 'Em on the Rhine," and it was 
her biggest hit She sang several extra chor- 
uses ,each with a snapper to it, and could 
have given a few more. Mies Ring is* always 
well liked here and wlven a great recep- 
tion. , . 

Second honors went to Rita Mario and her 
orcheatn. Memories of Caroline Nichols and 
the Boston Fadettes were revived by thla 
well conceived musical number. The girls 
are clever musicians and their numbers were 
very well received, the applause being liberal 
enough to warrant- an extra encore. One of 
the girls is given a vocal solo and does a 
few steps, but this added little to the act: 
but as a high-class musical offering It will 
do on any vaudeville bill. Miss Mario might 
also tone down a little In her manner of 
directing, as her efforts give the impression 
she Is not sure- -at her musicians, though all 
seem capable enough. 

Alfred Latell, the dog Impersonator, fur- 
nished several minutes of pleasure with a 
corking little novelty In which he is aoly 
assisted by Elsie Yokes. Latell gets a lot 
out of Ma animal characterization, holding 
the stage several minutes while he Indulges 
in some dog play. Jim Diamond and Sibyl 



Brennan did very well with their "Nitty- 
nonsense" In the next to closing position. 
They have changed the act very little since 
it was here last Diamond is doing only a 
little dancing now, depending upon his cross- 
fire chatter with Miss Brennan, who Is an 
attractive woman and an able worker. Dia- 
mond had it none too easy with his "nut" 
comedy following the Ned Norwortb act, 
which put a bright spot in the first bait. The 
Norwortb. act is one of the wildest of the 
"nut" offerings seen in some time, but It 
proved a corking good laugh-winner. Thomas 
Dugan and Babette Raymond went on just 
ahead of Miss Ring owing to the late arrival 
of their baggage. It was not a good spot, 
and . they were handicapped through having 
no rehearsal tor the business. As much de- 
pends upon the smooth working of the act 
the team did not do as well as It should, but 
they got a liberal supply of laughs and prob- 
ably did better in their scheduled place for 
the evening show. The act always has had 
a weak finish, and it has not Improved since 
last seen. - The Asahl Japs had the dosing 
spot, and held it in great shape. There were 
very few walkouts, which is a mark of credit 
here on Monday. The Japs are still featur- 
ing the thum-tying and water tricks, which 
are handled splendidly, but some of their work 
is rather crude, especially the box trick in 
which the girl makes her escape. Bell and 
Eva gave the bill a good start with their 
trampoline tricks, and, after the Sherlock 
Sisters and Jim Foley had pleased In a mild 
way with their singing and dancing, the 
Qarclnettl Bros., an added act, scored solidly 
with fhelr novel bat-throwing tricks and the 
comedy work of the dog. 

ALLEGHENY (Joseph Cohen, mgr.).— The 
management began a campaign of big time 
acts this week, having Sophie Tucker and her 
Kings of Syncopation as the headllner. The 
price of admission at this house was advanced 
when the season opened, and It Is the plan of 
the management to build up a better follow- 
ing for "pop" vaudeville la the Kensington 
section. This is Miss Tucker's first time at 
popular prices since she surrounded herself 
with a band, and she opened to a capacity 
bouse Monday. The supporting bill Is also 
above the average, Including Mullen ft Coogan, 
Karl Emmy's Pets, Ray and Paganny. Alloway 
and Harris, and the film feature, Elsie Fergu- 
son In "Heart of the Wilds." 

COLONIAL (H. A. Smith, mgr.).— First half, 
Martell, Freeman Benton & Co., Gilbert Girls, 



STOP: MANAGERS AND 
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A bit now on the Coast. 

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Direction, BABL ft YATES, Chlsage 



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Jn Bandr aiUr Bimttnn. 9. Kaufman 



BLANCHE ALFRED 

and her SYMPHONY GIRLS, assisted by 
"GERANT" Conductor 
Featuring the RAINBOW GIRL 
In Novelty Dances 

Direction, HARRY SHEA 



OSAKI and TAKI 

in a Difficult Routine of 
Aerial Gymnastics 

Direction, FRED BRANT 



THE FAYNES 

Tonriag Soatk African Tkeatwa 

"The Belledays," and Corlnne Griffith In "A 
Girl of Today." Last half, Wllla Holt Wake- 
field, Raymonds Wylle & Co., Weber, Beck ft 
Fraser ; Boudini and Bernard, and Fannie 
Ward in "A Japanese Nightingale." 

NIXON'S GRAND (W. D. Wegefarth, mgr.). 
•—Stampede Riders, Billy Bouncer's Circus, 
Newhoff and Phelps, Hamilton and Barnes, 
Van and Carrlo Avery, Rosamond and Dorothy, 
and "A Fight for Millions." 

KEYSTONE (M. W. Taylor, mgr.).— A 
musical farce, "Some Baby"; Lorner Girls, 
Inman and Lyons, Roatlno and Berrlttl, 
Paramo, Claude and Marlon Cleveland. 

NIXON (B. Perry, mgr.).— Henri Henlere In 
"Planofiage," Jimmy Lucas ft Co., Eddie Her- 
ron ft Co., Norma Tbalma, Veronica Hurlfalls, 
and the film, J. Stuart Blackton'a "Missing." 

GLOBE (Sabloakey and McGulrk, mgrs.).— 
"The Bonfire of Old Empires," "The Rocky 
Pass," Jones and Sylvester, the Gypsy Song- 
sters, Hanlon and Clifton, Eugene Emmett, 
Peter Platonoff, Padula and Denols, the Tea- 
lacks. 

WILLIAM PBNN (G. W. Metxel. mgr.).— 
First half, "Yuccatan," a musical eomedy; 



Original 
Different 



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Keith's Philadelphia, Sept. SO. Keith's, Washington, Oct. 7. Maryland, Baltimore, Oct. 14 , 



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At KEITH'S ALHAMBRA (This Week) Sept. 23 

Direction, M. S. BENTHAM 




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Folies-Bergere, Olympia Music-Hall, Paris, in connection with 
other vaudeville houses, RAFAEL BERETTA, Director 

GOOD DUMB ACTS 

Offering contracts for six weeks with option passages and transportation paid 
and advance money upon request. Address all inquiries to ROGER TOLOMEI, 
1498 Broadway, Loew Offices, New York City. 



CARLO 



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CASETTAandRYDELL 



Loew Circuit 



IN A SERIES OP ARTISTIC DANCING 

Direction, MANDEL & ROSE 






Martin and Webb, Joe Rome and Tlllle Cox, 
Bud Snyder and Joe Mellno & Co., and Madge 
Kennedy In "Friend Husband." Last half, 
Harry Langdon & Co. beads a bill of five acts 
and the film feature, Geraldlne Farrar In "The 
Turn of the Wheel." 

CROSS KEYS (Sabloskey and McOulrk, 
nigra.).— First, bait George Primrose & -Co., 
Eckert and Parker, Lottie Williams, Harry 
Fry, Durkln Sisters, McClellan and Carson. 
Last half, "Boa Bona," a musical comedy, and 
four other acts. 

BROADWAY (Chas. Shisler, mgr.).— First 
half, "Violets," a musical farce; Harry 
Bachelor, Kitamura Japs, Rives and Arnold; 
film feature, "The Hun Within." Last half; 
William Shilling & Co. In "On the Western 
Front," Durkln Sisters and three other acts and 
the film feature, John Barrymore in "On the 
Quiet" 



ter, ventriloquist, pleased ; Arthur Pickens and 
Co., did well; Frances Kennedy, next, big 
hit; "The Only Girl," boiled down version, 
liked; "Tank act." went big; Love and Wil- 
bur closed. *■- 

HARRIS (C. H. Preston, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.).— Good bill. Wheeler Bros., opened, 
good; Milton and Rich, fair; Jessie Parker 
and Co., good ; Symoo, marimapbone, excellent ; 
Arthur La Vlne^and Co., very good ; 8am 
Harris, liked; Sterling and Lake, pleased. 

SHERIDAN SQUARE (J. A. Hooley, mgr. ; 
agent, TJ. B. 0.).— First half: "Exemption" 
(headlined), Lewis & Norton. Julian Hall, 
Wilbur ft Lyke, Bennet Sisters, Official war 
films. Last half: Six Tourists (headlined), 
Belt Montrose, Plnard ft Dudley, Smlletta Sis- 
ters, Jeanne, "The Eagle's Eye" (films). 

ALVIN (J. B. Reynolds, mgr.).— "The Cop- 
perhead" 80, "Rcck-a-Bye Baby." , 

NIXON (Harry Brown, mgr.).— "The 
Canary." 80, "The Country Cousin." 

PITT (Tom Bodkin, mgr.).— "Oh Boy!" 
80, Dertha Kallscb. in "The Riddle Woman." 

LYCEUM (CHS Wilson, mgr.).— Fay Court- 
eney in "Lilac Time" (second -week). 

DUQUBSNE (Bob Evans, mgr.).— "The 
Queen of the Movies" (second week). 80, 
"Pollyanna." 

GAYETY (Columbia burlesque, H. Kurts- 
man, mgr.).— "Merry Rounders." 
-> VICTORIA. (American burlesque, J. Jonee, 
mgr.).— "The Record Breakers. 80, "Broad- 

WI ACADBMY (Geo. Jaffe. mgr.).— Stock bur- 
lesque— "Yankee Doodle Girls." 

K. ft K. (Michaels, mgr.).— Mamie Weir 
Players and pictures. 

The Kenyon has installed a new booth and 
picture machine, adding the latest releases 
to their regular program of eight acts. 



PITTSBURGH. 

DAVIS (J. P. Harris, mgr.; U. B. 0.).— 
On a bill topheavy with music Sergt. Bowman 
and Corp. Shea, Tank Corps, next to closing, 
were one of the two bright spots. The other 
was Frances Kennedy. After official war 
films the 'Geralds opened with a clever instru- 
mental turn followed by Conley and Webb, 
another musical act, which pnly passed. Los- 



PROVIDENCE. 



By KARL K. KLARK. _ 
8HTJBBRT MAJESTIC (Col. Felix R. Wen- 
dlescbaefer, mgr.)-— "Experience" playing this 
olty for the fourth tlmo and with fair pros- 
pects of making good. _: 

OPERA HOU8B (Col. Felix R. Wendleschae- 
fer, mgr.).— "The Kaiser Be Damned," adver- 
tised as not a moving picture. It isn't. TIs 



called a play and is showing each day, not 
before crowded houses, however. "Hearts of 
the World," film, coming for return engage- 
ment next week. 

KEITH'S (Charles Lovenberg, mgr.).— Chll- 
son Ohrman, first local appearance, goes well 
as head liner; "The Decorators," Julia Nash 
and 0. H. O'Donnell, Lillian Fitzgerald and 
Clarence Senna, Williams Bbs, "A Study in 
Sculptures," Clara Thropp and Co., Armstrong 
and James, The Ferarros. 

EMERY (Martin R. Toohey, mgr.).— Charles 
Mack, headlining, first half ; Hawthorne and 
Anthony, Strassler's Animals, Edah Delbridge 
Trio, June and Irene Melva. Last halt: Ara 
Sisters, Dae and Neville, Zubn and Drets, 
Dave Thursby, Scamp and Scamp. 

FAY'S (Edward M. Fay, mgr.).— "Young 
Funsters' Quintet," Frank Reno and Co., 
"Winged Wonders," Thomas and Nicholson, 
Harry Talllfaro, The Dunlaps. 

COLONIAL (Robert J. MacDonald. mgr.).— 
Dave Marion with "America's Best" 

SCENIC— Pawtucket. First halt: Fern, 
Blgelow and King, Eddie Healey, Long and" 
Wilkes, LaPollta and Do Barr. Last half: 
Palfrey, Hall and Brown, Donald Roberts, 
Evelyn and Dolly. 

The Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory 
of Paris Is booked here Oct. 10. This city is 
one of four In New England the organization 
will visit The place where lt-wlll appear has 
not yet been selected. 

Robert B. Mantell, at the Bhubert-Maiestlo 
next week in Shakespearean repertoire, always 
well received in this olty. 

ROCHESTER, N. T. 

By L. B, SKBFFINOTON. 

LYCEUM (W. R. Corrls, mgr.).— First half: 
Cyril Maude In "The Saving Grace"; second 
half: Laurette Taylor in "Happiness." 

TEMPLE (J. H. Finn, mgr.).— Rooney and 
Bent, Fradkln and Jean Tell, Chris Richards, 
Mazlo King, Edith Clifford, Everest's Cir- 
cus. Holllday and Wlllette; Frank Shields. 

GAYETY (J. Yale, mgr.).— "The Beef 
Trust.' 1 

FAY'S (Fred J. Sarr, mgr.).— Tommy 
Beacon and Co., Jack Ross and Co., Arthur 



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Lest or. Nelson Trio, Lloyd and Doree Sisters, 
Musical Clowns; film. 

FAMILY (John H. H. Feanyvessey, mgr.). 
— Moe Parker's musical comedy company spilt 
the week with "Ten Days," first half, and 
"The Bogus Doctor," second half. 

VICTORIA (John J. Farren, mgr.).— "Miss 
Up to Date," musical tabloid; films. 

PICCADILLY (Howard W. Shannon, mgr.). 
—First half: William S. Hart in "Riddle 
Qawne"; second half, Wallace Reld in "The 
Source." • 

REGENT (William A. Caliban, mgr.}.— 
First half: John Barrymore in "On the 
Quiet"; second half, Constance Talmadge In 
"Sauce for the Goose." 



Last Monday Fay'a put into effect the 
saving of peach pits for use by the United 
States Government Atlcket good for any 
performance will be given for each ten pits. 
No limit to the number of pits one person 
may present. 

Monday night at the Corinthian Jacob Adler 




$6.50 to $12.00 

ALL OUR OWN 8 SHOES 

PERFECT 
SHOES 



can be made 
only from 

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Have you heard THE GREAT HOWARD sing his New Militant March Song - 

"WHEN OUR BOYS GO OVER THE TOP" 

A stirring patriotic song, with an effective melody; lyrics with a punch and plenty of catch lines. 

Everyone knows the tremendous success of c 

"SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE IS DADDY" 

But THE GREAT HOWARD has returned to the local theatres, is scoring the biggest hit of his career, with this 
sure-fire, encore winner which stands alone on its merits. Don't fail to hear 

THE GREAT HOWARD Wallop the Crowd With 

"WHEN OUR BOYS GO OVER THE TOP" 

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presented his wife, Sarah Adler, a Yiddish 
tragedienne, in "Mothers of the World." The 
local Yiddish public turned out in goodly 
numbers to attend the performance. 

Annie Hughes, with Cyril Maude In "The 
Saving Grace" at the Lyceum this week, bad 
an intimate claim to notice in Rochester, as 
her husband, Lieut. William Mayne Linton, la 
an officer formerly attached to the local office 
of the British and Canadian Recruiting Mis- 
sion. 



SYRACUSE, N. Y. 



By CHESTER B. BAHN. 

EMPIRE (M. E. Wolff, mgr. ; Francis P. 
Martin, rep.).— First half: Laurette Taylor In 
"Happiness." Miss Taylor's Jenny ia one of 
the most delightful of the characters -which 
she has created. In the support Lynn Fon- 
taine and J. M. Kerrigan stand out. Beatrice 
Terry makes an excellent Mrs. Chrystal-Pole 
and Perry Ames successfully fulfills the de- 
mands of Philip Chandos. Excellent box office 
buslnetis reported. LaBt half of week, Cyril 
Maude in "The Saving Grace." Good advance 
sale. 30-1, "A Tailor-Made Man." 

WIETING (James B. Barnes, mgr.).— Mon- 
day night, Floyd Gibbons, Chicago Tribune 
war correspondent, now on brief lecture tour. 
Drew well and gave a - war talk decidedly 
different. His lecture is really a history of 
America's participation in the war. While 
filled with a newspaperman's "human interest" 
touch, it Is minus the horrors that other 
lecturers apparently delight in. Gibbons 
makes a direct appeal for a peace dictated 
by . America's bayonets. 24-25, dark ; 27-8, • 
"Fair and Warmer." Advance sale, good. 
Next week, first halt, "Leave it to Jane." 

BASTABLB (Stephen Bastable, mgr.).— First 
half, "Bostonlan Burlesquers." A really meri- 
torious offering, styled "Bits of Hits," with 
Frank Finney accredited with book and lyrics. 
The lines are clean, the costumes pleasing 
and the cast talented. The chorus Is shapely 
and can sing. In only one thing has the man- 
agement apparently cut expenses — settings. 
The 1018 version includes skits laid In a 
laundry, lunchroom and poorhouse. A serio- 
comic trench scene and a take-off on "Car- 
men" are also Included. Incidentally, the 
chorus is given a chance Individually. LaBt 
half, "Bringing Up. Father at Home." Next 
week, first halt, Billy Watson and "Beet 
. Trust." 

TEMPLE (Albert A. Van Augen, mgr.). — 
Vaudeville. First half: Applause honors go 
to the headliner, "On Manila Bay,'' a musi- 
cal scenic playlet with Teddy McNamara 
featured. The skit offers a gunboat battle 
fought by miniature ships. While the Idea 
1b not new, some of the modifications are, 
and carry the act over well. Robert Henry 
Hodge and Co. run a close second with "Bill 
Blithers, Lawyer." Sylvestor and Vance, 
pleased. TUu and Ward, fair. Harmon and 
O'Connor, pleased. Otto Adlon and Co., Jug- 
glers, good. 

CRESCENT (William Brown, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. First half. The bill Is heavy on the 
comedy. James Grady and Co. In "The Toll 
Bridge, " a comedy dramatic skit that Jlmmle 
Barry claims credit for. Jlmmle Is welcome 
to It; but, at that, It's better than several 
of the Crescent's late "headllners." Aus- 
tralian Stan Stanley, In "Too Full for Words," 
gets the applause with his oddity. McNally 
and Ashton add to the comedy. Harry and 
Edith West, good song and dance hit. Swain's 
Animals please. 

"Girls from the Follies," burlesque, 23-24, 
at the Armory, Blngbamton. It was suc- 
ceeded on Wednesday by "Her Regiment." 



TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:- 

I, WILLIAM COLINI 

appearing in vaudeville with 

COLINI' S VARIETY DANCERS 

was born at Vienna, Austria, May 22nd, 1875, and 
came to America, arriving at New York in July, 
1898. 

My first act was the Four Colinis which appeared 
in vaudeville. 

In the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, 111., 
April 18th, 1905, I ohtained my citizenship papers, 
making me a citizen of the United States. 

Since this country has engaged in the war my 
two brothers enlisted in the U. S. Service and are 
actually fighting in the trenches in France. 

I possess various Liberty Bonds of the past issues 
besides owning Thrift and War Savings Stamps. 

I am registered in the present draft and am will- 
ing to do my bit as soon as called. 

The present act, known as COLLNI'S VARIETY 
DANCERS, is composed of four American girls, 
one Danish boy (just discharged from the United 
States Army) and one boy now in Class 5. 

In no way can I or my act be considered anything 
but a loyal American product. 

(signed) WILLIAM COLINI. 



tional Anti-Mormon League is nothing more 
or less than a scheme to . boom the picture, 
"The Mormon Maid," are going the rounds in 
Syracuse and vicinity. The charges are de- 
nied by Mrs. A. H. Hildreth, chairman of the 
local branch of the League, Mrs. Hildreth 
brands the charges as part ot the Mormon 
plan to fight the work. Attorney Samuel 'D. 
Matthews, secretary ot the League, la said to 
control the rights in 21 states (or the film. In 
Syracuse It attracted crowded houses to the 
Eckle last week. A lecture was given in con- 
nection with It. - 



A stupendous spectacle Is scheduled for Au- 
burn week Oct. 7, when the centennial of the 
Auburn Theological Seminary will be observed 
with a gorgeous pageant showing the birth of 
Presbyterlanlsm, the settlement of the .mili- 
tary tract by Col. "John L. Hardenburgh and 
the founding of the seminary. The book has 
been, .written by William Cnauncey Langdon 
of the University of Illinois, first president of 
the American Pageant Association, while the 
music was composed by Prof. Frank LeFevre 
Reld of the University of Texas. Scores of 
professionals, augmented by local talent, will 
appear in the cast 



The Knickerbocker Players, who claim the 
Empire In this city as their home, opened a 
season of winter stock at the Star Theatre, 
Buffalo, on Monday. The personnel of the com- 
pany is changed to quite an extent. While 
Frank Wilcox, halt owner of the Knicks, re- 
mains as leading man, Minna Gombel, who, in 
private life, Is Mrs. Howard Rumsey, wife ot 
the other owner, gives way to Julie Heme as 
leading woman. Thomas Emory and Hal 
Brown also remain, but the others are new 
blood. The Knicks closed a season here last 
month, after smashing all box office recordB for 
stock. The Knicks will be back at the Em- 
pire next spring, It is said, probably coming 
here direct from the Star. "The Brat" Is the 
Buffalo opener, and drew some loyal Knlck 
fans from Syracuse, despite war-time railroad 
rates. 

' Eleanor Sears, daughter of the late Com- 
modore James W. Sears, of Blngbamton, who 
has been studying opera abroad, has made her 
debut at Rome, Italy, according to cable ad- 
vices received by relatives In Blnghamton. 
Miss Sears sang Michaela In "Carmen." Rome 
papers unite In praising her work and declare 
"she scored a warm and hearty success." 

- Philip Styles Perkins, "burlesque reviewer 
for The Syracuse Journal, is a recent arrival 
at Camp Upton. He is slated for limited 
service. 



All Blnghamton houses report excellent busi- 
ness for the week. 



The Park, Utlca, reopened Monday for the 
fall and winter season. Vaudeville and film, 
with accent on the film, will be the policy. 
Matinee, 10 cents; night, 10-15-20. 

The Lumberg, at Utica, bad "Oh Lady, 
Lady" Monday and folowed it with "Parlor, 
Bedroom and Bath" Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The annual Oswego County Fair Is on this 
week at Fulton. The Joyland Carnival Com- 
pany holds the boards . 



The Oneida County Fair openB at Rome 
Sept. 30, continuing Oct. 1-3. There will be 
a midway of ten shows. 



The season Is closed at Rorlck's Glen Park, 
Elmlra. This year's unsuccessful season Is 
blamed, more or lees, upon the lato opening 
date. Whether musical comedy or straight 
dramatic stock will he attempted next summer 
Is problematic. 

Charges that the antl-Morman campaign 
being waged In Central New York by the Na- 



The Fort Ontario Players, which last week 
made their debut at the Richardson, Oswego, 
will become a permanent dramatlo organiza- 
tion, permission being given by Lieut. Col. 
H. D. Thomason, commanding the post. The 
first performance was presented for the benefit 
of the recreation fund for sick and wounded 
patients at Fort Ontario, and netted about 
$1,000. The Players will fill engagements at 
Syracuse, Fulton, Rochester and New Tork. 
pther bookings are now being made. The 
cast Includes many professionals, with Edward 
Goodman, formerly of the Washington Square 
Players, as general manager and director. 
Glenn Hunter and Jay Strong, also of the 
Washington Square Players, are In the soldier 
organization. 

The War Chest Minstrels recently produced 
at Rorlck's, Elmlra, by a combination of pro- 
fessional and local talent, will be repeated 



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at the Lyceum on Oct. 22-24 for the benefit 
of the Federation Farm, an Institution for 
under-nourished children taken from surround- 
ings where the white plague 1b breeding. 

The sale of the Burtls 0. H. and the Cor- 
nell at Auburn, both part of the Burtis 
Estate, Is now announced for Sept. 25. 

•The Dlx, Dlx. Dixie Boys from Dlx,". the 
Camp Dlx minstrel organization, Is now tour- 
ing New York up-state cities. The show was 
in Binghamton on Friday and at Johnson 
City on Saturday.^ The tour will continue 
until Sept. 29. The cart is drafted from the 
11th Battalion at Dlx, and the proceeds go 
to the mess and recreation fund for over- 
seas. \ 

A change of policy la announced by the 
Crescent at Ithaca. Starting Monday, the 
bouse will show the Paramount-Artcraft pro- 
gram exclusively. 

The Bartable Is the first Syracuse house 
to have girl ushers. A local legitimate play- 
house Just tried out a girl In the box office, 
but the experiment was evidently unsatis- 
factory. A. man is again passing out the 
tickets. 



A NEW ACT 



STAN STANLEY — Audience Daisy 



The only daisy that tells. 



All in "one"— opens in audience, finishes In 
audience. 

Cannot conflict with singer*, dancers, trampo- 
llners, mualcera, gabbers or legits, but — 

Oh, now they laugh; and- _ ' 

No offense to anyone. 

I bare played every house on every circuit in 
the United States of America and no man has 
ever accused me of uttering a blue line or ever 
using anything baring the slightest suggestlrenesa 



I am a 



This Is a reputation I will always have, 
clean comic, and always will be. 

At Baltimore this week our trunks failed to 
arrive, so we went on in street clothes— no make- 
up—and got 1KB laughs. Mr. Sbamberfer was so 
pleased, at the way we went be has booked us 
back after the war, so we expect to play here 
again Xmaa week. 

I thank Irving and Joe Cooper for splendid offer. 
Isn't it always the way J "To him who hatb, 
shall bo given." ■ ' 



An Audience Daisy grew out of a plant with a trampoline. 
Morris ft FeU are the gardeners (or Stan Stanley, Audience Daisy, as pure as the flower. 



half, In the guise of "Mutt and Jeff In the 
Woolly West." With the exception of W. B. 
Browning, as Mutt, and Harty Healy, as Jeff, 
there's not a trace of talent in the cast. 

While attending the Crescent in Syracuse, 
Mrs. Clifford Foster of Fulton saw her son, 
Rudolph, receiving the Croix de Guerre in a 
film pictorial. Manager Brown presented Mrs. 
Foster with a section ot the film as a war 
souvenir. 



May Irwin gave . her film lecture on food 
conservation at the Clayton 0. H. the latter 
part of the week, the proceeds going to the 
Red Cross. 



the War Department will maintain the camp 
until the end of the war. Those opposed to 
the permanent camp charge the supporters 
are actuated by "dollar patriotism" — that they 
want the camp retained solely for the trade 
it means and that they have no regard for 
the effect of the severe winter weather on 
the soldiers who may be stationed here. While 
the theatre interests here stand to have in- 
creased patronage if the camp Is continued 
throughout the winter. It la significant that 
they have no representatives working for the 
extension. 



The Lyceum, Ithaca, on Monday, showed 
"The Bird of Paradise." Its only other book- 
ing for the current week is "Business Before 
Pleasure," which showed Thursday. 

The Richardson, Oswego, had these book- 
ings for the current week: Monday, "Parlor, 
Bedroom and Bath"; Tuesday, "Business Be- 
fore Pleasure"; Wednesday and Thursday, 
"Razzle Dazzle" (burlesque) ; Saturday, "Oh 
Lady, Lady." 



Attorney John A. Tollshus, of Syraouse, 
former office manager for the law firm of 
Bond & Schoeneck, the members of which are 
former DiBtrlct Attorney George H. Bond and 
Lieut. -Gov. Edward' Schoeneck, was sentenced 
to serve 15 months in the Maryland State 
Penitentiary at Baltimore and to pay a fine 
of $100 following his plea of guilty to a 
sedition Indictment in Federal Court at Au- 
burn last week. There were three Grand 
Jury investigations and Owner William Cablll 
of the Temple and Crescent theatres here, was 
foreman of the jury. Counsel for Tollshus 
charged that the case was a political case and 
sought to have the trial postponed until after 
the November election. 



About the poorest musical comedy to ever 
visit Syraouse was at the Baatable the last 



An epidemic ot Spanish influenza among the 
10,000 limited service men stationed at Camp 
Syracuse has cut the attendance of men in uni- 
form at local theatres. Close to 600 cases are 
reported. A controversy Is now raging here as 
the result of an effort being made by certain 
Syracusans to make the local camp permanent. 
The camp is scheduled to close In November, 
but It is understood that if the state will per- 
mit the use of the state fair plant as barracks. 



TORONTO. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Salmon, mgr.).— 
"Rock-a-Bye Baby." Next, "Byes of Youth." 

NEW PRINCESS (0. B. Sheppaid. mgr.).— 
Raymond Hitchcock in "Hitchy Koo." 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.).— "Daddy Long 
Legs." Next, "Over There." 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.).— Nan Halperin, 
Bostock's Riding School, Foster Ball, Four 
Hollowaya, Weber and Ridnor, Maurice Burk- 
bart, Yates and Reed, Natalie and M. Fer- 
rari. 

SHEA'S HIPPODROMB (A. C. MoArdle, 
mgr.).— Marie Russell, Franklin Comedy Four. 
Joseph Pellesero, French Bros., McCarthy ana 
Levering, Plathe Miller and Co.; special, (M. 
P.), Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne 
In "A Pair of Cupids." 

LOEWS (J. Bernstein, mgr.).— Jimmy Brltt. 
Douglas, Flint and Co., Morgle, Prince and 
Girls, GulllannI Quartet, Curtis' Canines ;-spe- 
clal (M. P.), Alice Brady in "The Whirl- 
pool." 

8TAR (Dan F. Pierce, mgr.).— "Oriental 
Burlesquers." Next, "Razzle Dazzle." 

GAYETY (F. W. Busey, mgr.).— "Golden 
Crook." Next, "London Belles." 

ALLEN (J. & J. J. Allen, nigra.).— Mar- 
guerite Clark in "Out of a Clear Sky." 

8TRAND (Clarence Robson, mgr.).— Charles 
Ray In "Nine o'clock Town" (first half) ; 
Marguerite Clark in "U. T. C." (second half). 

An Innovation at Shea's Is the girl ushers 
In natty uniforms with brass buttons. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

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KEITH'S (Roland S. Robbina, mgr.).— Val- 
eeka Suratta, repeated big; Janet Adair, 



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great; Bob Halt, hit; Hermlno Shone and 
Co., very well liked; Harris and Morey, went 
big; Stephen O'Rourke, successful; Robbie 
Gordon, opened to applause ; Collins and Hart, 
closed to seated bouse. 

NATIONAL (William Fowler, mgr.).— "The 
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Woman," -with a great supporting oast which 
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POLI'8 (0. J. Harris, mgr.).— Barney Ber- 
nard and Alexander Carr.tn "Business Before 
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stay for two weeks from Indications. Sue 
McNannamy received excellent notices In the 
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LYCEUM (M. Thomasheskey, mgr.).— "The 
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tie Burglar"; Weber and Elliott; Toe Royal 
Oasoolgnes" ; Mr. and Mrs. W. O'Olare ; Arthur 
Rlgby; Han Ion and Clifton; "Hick" Man- 
hattan. 

LOBW'8 COLUMBIA (Lawrence Beatus, 
mgr.).— Films. 

Harrison Fisher la to aid the Q. M. boys 
at Camp Meigs In their forthcoming produc- 
tion, "Attn Boy." Mr. Fisher Is going to 
design that cover for the program, telegraph- 



ing to the effect that he would' be proud to 
do so, the telegram being read while the 
boys were In rehearsal by the commanding 
officer. Col. D. H. Glenty. Oct 28 has- been 
Bet for the show at Poll's Theatre. 



T. Arthur Smith la closing his final con- 
tracts for the concert season held here every 
winter under bis management Maggie Teyte, 
soprano, and Umberto Sorrentlno, tenor, being 
• lined last wuek. 

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David O. Rodgere, former manager of the 
American, has been appointed manager of the 
United office In Minneapolis, Minn. 

The Horkhelmers have (old the foreign 
rights to 14 of their pictures to the Export & 
Import Film Corp. 

A reissue 1b being made of the Metro fea- 
ture, "The Shooting of Dan McOrew," starring 
Edmund Breese. 



"The Sins of the Children," to be produced 
by B. 8, Moss, will be directed by John 8. 
Lopez. Work began this week. 

D. W. Griffith's "Hearts of the World," which 
opened at the 44th Street April 4, will end 
~4 Kb Tun Oct. 0. 

For the first time Mae March will play a 
dual role In her coming Goldwyn feature, 
"Hidden Fires." 



Florence Turner arrived in Ban Francisco 
last week. She goes to Los Angeles, where 
she will do a war film, "The Patriotic Mother." 

Bessie Barrlseale has entered Into an ar- 
rangement with Robert Brunton Productions 
Co. for appearanoe in eight pictures, to be dis- 
tributed via Hodklnson service. 



Carme) Myers has started work on her latest 
Bluebird feature, "The Beautiful Mongrel." 
Rodolphe de Vafentlna will be Miss Myers' 
leading man and Paul Powell will direct 

"The Lure of Luxury," the Bluebird feature 
formerly entitled "The Bargain True," fea- 
turing Ruth Clifford, has been scheduled for 
release Oct 7. » 



Thomas A. Persons has been engaged as 
studio manager, and In the future be wlll.be 
In direct control of all productions In which 
Doris Kenron appears for De Luxe Pictures. 

Barbara Costleton, a former World star, 
has been engaged to support William Faver- 
obam In the Artcroft feature, "The Silver 
King.", 



The Liberty Feature Film Co., of San Fran- 
cisco, began work on Its second feature, which 
they have titled for working purposes, "Don't 
Bite the Hand That Feeds You." 

Toe picture rights of "The Belle of New 
."York" has been purchasedby Select. Thelead- 
>lng rolf will be played by Marlon Da vies. 
.Work- on the scenario will be started Immedi- 
ately. : 

» *'♦.' — ~ ~ "- 

5 William 8. Hart came Into New Tork this 
week from Chicago, where be stopped off for 
a aiiort stay. Hart's Jump Bast at this time 
Is stated as being officially arranged in be- 
half of the new loan drive. 

George M. Cohan is about to Undertake his 
second Artcraft picture under his second 
year's contract with Famous Ployers-Lasky. 
There Is some talk about It being "Forty-five 
Minutes from Broadway." - 



With the completion of "Sick 'em Sam" for 
the next Liberty Loan Drive, Douglas Fair- 
banks has Btarted work on a propaganda pic- 
ture to be used during the Fifth Canadian 
Victory Loan. 



Robert Marks will put on the dances In 
"Listen Lester," the forthcoming musical 
farce by Harry Cort and George E. Stoddard, 
with music by Harold Orlob, which John 
Cort has In preparation, tt will feature 
Emma Cams. - 



Owing to the difficulties attending the pro- 
duction of 'The OoddesR of Lost Lake," a 
Robert Brunton production starring Louise 
Glaum and scheduled for release Oct 30, a 
Bessie Barrlseale feature, "The Heart of 
Rachael," completed for several weeks, will be 
released In Its place. 



"The Birth of a Nation" syndicate, or- 
ganized to handle a series of special features, 
has purchased the rights for the United States 
to "Mickey," with the exception of New Tork 
State, which was sold to the Magnet Film 
Exchange. The picture was owned by W. H. 
Productions. 



Emmy Wehlen is working on a Metro pic- 
ture called "Sylvia on a Spree." In her 
> support are W. I. Perctval, Frank Currier 
and Eugene Acker. Another Metro picture In 
the pocess of filming ts "Kate of Kentucky." 
May Allison has the stellar role and Robert 
T. Thornby Is directing. 



Evelyn Nesblt, In "Her Mistake" and the 
rest of the special productions released by the 
Producer's Distributing Corporation, omNjdyln« 
Frank Hall's plan of features at fixed rental 
prices of ten, twenty and thirty dollars per 
day, will be distributed through Independent 
exchanges In the east and through the Gen- 
era] Film Company In the west and south. 

Bert Lytell has started work on "The Spend- 
ers," his sixth under Metro. The picture la 
being made In Hollywood, Col. It Is from a 
story by Frederick Orln Bartlett which ap 
peered In the Saturday Evening Post In the 
company are a young woman oalled Clara Mor- 



ris, Thomas Jefferson and William V. Mong. 
Charles Swlckard Is directing. 



Forthcoming Metro releases are "Little Miss 
Moneybags," starring Francis X. Bushman 
and Beverly Bayne, Charles J. Brabln, direc- 
tor; "Oh, Annlcel" starring Viola Dana and 
directed by John H. Collins, and "Five Thou- 
sand an Hour," starring Hale Hamilton In a 
plcturlzatlon of the George Randolph Chester 
novel and directed by Ralph W. Ince. 



"Wilson or the Kaiser?" will be the title 
of a new propaganda picture made aa a Soreen 
Classic, Inc., and released through Metro. .It 
deals both with the war and reconstruction. 
Charles Miller is directing. The leading role 
will be played by Crelghton Hale. Others In 
the company are Margaret Aston Jamea,/Mag- 
gle Weston and Charles Edwards. > 



Norma Talmadge's next picture to be re- 
leased Is called "The Forbidden City." It 
will be shown at the Rlv'oll Oct. 6. It was 
made under the direction of S.^-A. Franklin 
and tells a Chinese story. Thomas Melghan 
Is her leading man. The picture was taken 
all over the state, part of It In Chinatown, 
where 100 Chinese girls were unearthed (prob- 
ably more or less literally) for extra work. 



Upon completing "Allies," Carlyle Black-well 
and Evelyn Greeley, ..now working on that 
World feature, will be starred in "The Forest 
Rivals," the next World feature In which 
they will appear. With them In the cast will 
be Jack Dramler, Johnnie Hlnes and Albert 
Hart. Dell Henderson will direct. Other 
-World pictures being made are "The Love 
Defender," with June Blvldge, Madge Evans 
and Frank Mayo, Tefft Johnson directing, and 
"What Love Forgives," starring Barbara Cas- 
tleton and • Including Mme. Myrtle Wagner 
White of the Chicago Opera Company. 



Lieut Cleaves Klnkead, U. S. A., author 
of "Common Clay," the Broadway success of 
two years ago, filed suit In the Supreme Court 
Sept. 21 against A. H. Woods,' the producer, 
for an accounting In the royalties of the play 
mentioned. The author alleges that no ac- 
counting of the receipts from his play had 
been rendered him in the last- year or so. In 
the motion picture rights, he had half Inter- 
est, also the stock production rights, and 
lastly, the Yiddish rights, which Max Oabel 
acquired. Klnkead is certain something Is 
coming to him. , 



ORDERED TO TAKE OUT LICENSE. 

Jo* Jermon was brought before 
Magistrate Corrigan in the West 54th 
Street Police Court Monday morning 
on complaint of the Commissioner of 
Licenses. 

Attorney Jacob Weissberger, acting 
for Frank Cook and James Savo, filed 
the complaint at the Commissioner's 
office and the charge was preferred by 
Deputy Commissioner Whalen. Attor- 
ney Weissberger acted as the Com- 
, missioner's counsel. Defendant was 
represented by Attorney Joseph Den- 
nenberg. 

It was alleged that Cook and Savo 
signed a managerial contract with Jer- 
mon to represent them in securing the- 
atrical employment. The latter book- 
ed them with Jacobs & Jermon, charg- 
ing Savo five per cent, commission and 
Cook $10 a week. It developed Jer- 
mon had no agency license. The 
magistrate ordered defendant to take 
out a license forthwith or he would 
accept the complaint. 

.By advice of his attorney defendant 
immediately applied for an agency li- 
cense. Attorney Weissberger says he 
wiH, on behalf of his clients, sue for 
the recovery of the moneys paid Jer- 
mon by his clients, amounting to about 
$1,000. 

TOURNEUR'S NEW ONE. 

Maurice Tourneur's second produc- 
tion will be ready in a fortnight, when 
it will be given a Broadway showing. 

The picture is tentatively called "The 
Woman." 

la the cast are Paul Clerget, Ethel 
Haller, Faire Binney, Gloria Goodwin, 
Chester Barnett, Flora Revalies. i 

It is in seven reels. 



FOUR-MINUTE MAN HELD OUT. 

Providence, R. I., "Sept. 25. _ 
Last week? when the Four-Minute 
men awarded the Government certifi- 
cates to the various theatres here 
where Four-Minute Men had been 
permitted to speak, the Gaiety did not 
receive one of these. Jacob Conn, man- 
ager, has made a vigorous protest 
claiming, the Four-Minute Men have 
used his theatre at all times, and 
claims that order by which he fails to 
get a certificate is a slap at his pa- 
triotism. 

The Gaiety is rented on Sunday 
nights to the People's Forum where 
Socialists and other speakers give ad- 
dresses followed by brief five-minute 
discussions. The People's Forum has 
caused the. Department of Justice of- 
ficials here much concern in the past. 
According to Mr. Conn, the explana- 
tion gfven by the chief of the Four- 
Minute^Men is that this theatre it not 
given over to the exclusive use of 
the Government. Mr. Conn, however, 
is not satisfied with the explanation. 



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Enseiman, 38 Park Row" New York. 

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MOVING PICTURES 



r DESERT LAW. 

.Rufo Doraey .Jack Richardson 

Tho Stranger ;...Georgo Pearce 

Donald McLano. Al Whitman 

Julia Wharton Leotta Lorraine 

Sheriff. '. Ray Hanford 

Deputies Bert Appling and James Farley 

Logan Phil Qastrock 

Jim Joe Singleton 

nick Leo Pearson 

Buck Curly Baldwin 

Thrills galore are found In "Desert Law" 
(Triangle). There Is little chango tor great 
variety in pictures of the "Wild West" typo, 
as ltfo there, according to tho screen at least, 
Is not complex and men, motives and emotions 
are primitive. 

Donald McLano incurs the hatred of Rufo 
Dorsey simultaneously with the winning of the 
affections of Julia Wharton. Rufo Is the boss 
of tho country and is surrounded by a body 
of henchmen as unscrupulous as himself. 
When It Is learned that Donald has discovered 
crude oil flowing like water on bis 
property, his chances for a. long life are not 
Improved. So Donald Is speedily "framed," a 
man being shot at In a crowd and lmmedl- ' 
ately dragged out of sight. He la said to be . 
murdered and Donald is branded as the cul- 
prit. It all seems a little thin, but It gives 
the legalized outlaws a .motive tor putting htm 
out of the way. So ha is arrested and sen- 
. tenced to death without delay.-' But Julia has 
written tho governor for help and in response 
a man in plain clothes arrives. Learning the 
true state of affairs, he sends a telegram in 
code for help. Donald is rescued and goes to~ 
the Wharton ranch, where the plain clothes 
man also seeks safety. Barricaded in the 
house, they fight desperately with the out- 
laws, who surround them. But at the crucial 
moment four automobiles crowded with sol- 
diers arrive, Rule having been killed in the 
meantime. It being discovered that Donald 
did not commit the murder of which he is ac- 
cused, he 1b let free to bore for oil and make 
love to Julia. 

The parts are well ptayed. Al Whitman 
as Donald shows himself to be both a horse- 
man and* fighter, while Jack Richardson makes 
a villainous villain. 

. Direction and photography both of a high 
order. 



THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES. 

Elizabeth Holt Lillian Walker 

John Russell, philanthropist Carl Brlckert 

Wm. Glldersleeve, banker John Costello 

Bobby Glldersleeve, his son... Edward Keenan 

Count Orloff Henry Sedley 

Lelgbton Craig Edward Roseman 

Mrs. Goodwin Harriet Ross 

Alma Reeva Greenwood 

Miss Partridge Peggy Lundeen 

Ted Pbelan Howard Truesdale 

Jim Connors John Dllllon 

Sentiment, heart interest and a few dramatic 
touches are woven Into this extremely pleas- 
ant five-reel comedy in which Lillian Walker 
Is featured, and produced by her own organi- 
zation. It was shown privately. 

The subject is treated in a novel, natural 
fashion, and one that will make an appeal. 
Not the slightest strain upon one's credulity 
and the ending Is the logical outcome of a 
sequence of plausible events. The story is by 
Louis K. Anspacher, Roy Somervllle wrote the 
scenario, while Edward Dllllon did the di- 
recting. 

The photgraphy and lighting are satis- 
factory and in the lattor reels some fine houses 
and gardens have been requisitioned, all fit- 
ting in comfortably with the locale. While 
lacking novelty, at least In pictures, the story 
is' interestingly unfolded and baa to do prin- 
cipally with a young woman who is changed 
overnight, through the death of a distant rela- 
tion, from Llszle Holt, a sweat shop worker, 
to Elizabeth Holt, heiress. 

Elizabeth Hold (Miss Walker), who said she 
was tired of being poor and craved riches, 
has a terrible time with her money and has 
to assume- the role of her own private secre- 
tary before the man with whom sho is In love 
will favor hor with his attentions. He is one 
of those altruistic young persons who does set- 
tlement work, and at first scorns to marry 
Elizabeth, when he discovers her Identity and 
she has to fairly throw herself at him before 
ho will accept her. Miss Walker acts with 
pleasing simplicity In both roles. In fact, one 
Is more interested In the star than In the 
story. 

There Is no lack of action. A gambling 
bouse raid In which some society Blummers 
are caught and one or two good scraps, tone 
down the slight tendency to overdo the so- 
ciety end. 

VIVE LAFRANCE. 

Jenevlcve Bouchette, picture actress, 

Dorothy Dalton 
Jean Ptcard, army clnomatographer, 

Edmund Lowe 

Captain Helnrlch May Fredorlck Starr 

Colonel Bouchlcr, French officer. Thomas Guise 
Plorro La Gal, French peasant.. Bert Woodruff 
Many pictures of Into dealing with German 
atrocities, but for sheer harrowing realism, 
with thrills thrown In, few have equalled the 
above. In which Dorothy Dalton Is fentured 
by Paramount, shown privately Inst week. 
. . . Tie -.story was -.written^ by IJ. .JJ. Van hcait . 
and the picture made under the direction of 
R. William Nelll. Technically. Mr. Nelll has 
turned out an excellent production and tho 
photography has been handled In masterly 
manner. Miss Dalton Is Jenovlove Bouchette, 
a picture actress. Learning her nged parents 
hnd been murdered by German troops In their 
home at Deschon, Franco, she returns to her 
native town, and meets Jean Plcard, an army 



clnematographer, who hat been her leading 
man in pictures in New York, and with whom 
she was in love when he left to Join the French 
Army. 

The tortures Miss Dalton receives at the 
hands of the Germans, particularly a captain 
of toe Huns, Is appalling, and the agony she 
BUfTeres Is depicted in every line of her face. 
of the Huns, is appaling, and the agony she 
the spectator is' kept at a tension almost pain- 
ful. 

.. Miss Dalton Is seen at her best Jn this pic- 
ture. The scene in which she exposes her 
breast on which the Hon captain has Im- 
printed the "cross of shame," to her lover, is 
a dramatic climax which it would be hard to 
equal, even on the speaking stage. Miss Dal- 
ton has a smalt but carefully selected com- 
pany, all the members doing excellent work. 
Edmund Lowe, who takes Jean Plcard, is a 
manly looking chap and acts In a straight- 
forward manner which carries conviction. 



BEANS. 

Betty Brewster. Edith Roberta 

Her Father John Cossar 

Ellis Harry Carter 

Wingate. -....Charles Gerrard 

Glendon Kirk.... Lewis J, Cody 

Betty Brewster will have none of pink teas 
or tangoing. Upon leaving finishing school 
she yearns to work in her father's bean can- 
nery but, thwarted In this by her uncon- 
vinced parents, she contents herself by writ- 
ing advertisements for the beans. 

Betty's father Is a bean magnate and Ellis 
Is a business rival. Wingate, ber father's 
secretary, Is in the pay of Ellis. Brewster 
holds certain options which be wishes to re- 
new as they are about to expire. The papers 
must be in San Francisco on a certain day 
before a certain hour. 

The picture, a Blnebird feature, Is one of 
those stories of a chase In which the hero— 
or heroine In this case — arrives JuBt In time, 
on the tick of tho clock. 

Betty Is the emissary, as her father Is sud- 
denly stricken with gout She Is to meet 
Glendon Kirk, her father's lawyer, whom she 
has never seen, at a certain Junction. But 
Wingate, the perfidious secretary, whom she 
has never seen either, boards the train and 
Impersonates the lawyer. He gets the papers 
before Kirk's arrival, and makes Betty be- 
lieve that Kirk Is he— Wingate. So Betty con- 
trives to get Kirk off the train at a way sta- 
tion where they are both left behind. They 
become Involved In all sorts of difficulties. 
Wingate, finding that he has taken the wrong 
package from Betty, comes back and denounces 
her as a thief. She and Kirk are thrown In 
Jail while Wingate departs for San Francisco 
in an automobile. 

Betty and Kirk escape In another car which 
they have stolen. They arrive at a road-house 
where their car is recovered by the owner. 
Wingate Is here too, and Betty gets the pa- 
pers again. Here ber father comes in a car 
and picks up Kirk while Betty goes ahead on 
a motorcycle. She falls off and Wingate re- 
covers tbe papers. Then a thrilling chase 
commences, on and off ferries and over 
bridges, until finally Wingate staggers into 
tbe office where a meeting is being held.' He 
produces tbe papers whlcb prove to be Betty's 
bean advertisements. Again he has taken tbe 
wrong papers. 

And Betty totters In on the minute with 
tbe papers, closely followed by her father and 
Kirk. Her father makes her bis manager, 
while Kirk persuades her to let him be her 
partner. 

It Is an amusing story, full of snap and ac- 
tion. It combines comedy and melodrama 
and provides a diverting and original picture 

Edith Roberts, as Betty, Is a most daring 
ynung woman as well as a good actress, while 
the r&st all pass. Direction and photography 
excellent. 



THE MARRIAGE RING. 

"The Marriage Ring" is styled a Thos. H. 
Ince production, with Enid Bennett starring. 
It also has Fred Nlbto's name on the initial 
reeling as being tbe director, and It was some 
strenuosity that Nlblo put his wife through as 
Miss Bennett in private life Is Mrs. Fred. 
Nlblo's work on this Paramount picture stamps 
him as a director of merit, with prospective 
subjects sure to show Improvement His long 
companionship with things theatrical stands 
him in good stead, and he shows a deft touch 
here and there of details that makes the en- 
tire production stand out 

Miss Bennett was never seen to better screen 
advantage than in tbls subject All tbe way 
she not only makes a sweetly, womanly ap- 
peal to the men out front but also endears 
herself to tbe women by the natural way she 
handled the role of the unhappily married 
woman. 

It le n war picture In the sense that tbe 
entire theme is founded upon tbe German spy 
system, and that it spreads propaganda of 
tbe American type that means one thing — 
the utter rout of militarism and the extermina- 
tion of the Hun-murdering army system. For 
this the scenario is to be praised, although 
there 1b not a single uniform shown or any- 
thing tending to create tbe Impression that 
all patriotism runs to lite In designated mili- 
tary-wearing apparel. So that the picture 
could have a picturesque setting that would be 
-■Siigbly nice" mid attract Ke on 'tker sureeu tbe 
cameramen get plenty of scenic action on 
Hawalla. The picture starts in the States 
and ends in the far west, with tbe atmospheric 
environment of tbe kind that helps put a pic- 
ture over. 

The Btory is pretty well connected with suffi- 
cient villainy to sustain a high tension 
throughout. 

Tbe cast for the most part is up to tho 



Paramount standard. Miss Bennett is splendid- 
ly supported by Robert McKlm as her cruel, 
tyrannical, drink-loving husband, and Jack 
Holt as tbe sugar planter. Maude George was , 
a hardworking Hawaiian girl. Lydla Knott 
was entirely satisfactory. Other roles were 
also capably bandied. 

Soenlcally the picture is one of tbe beat of 
tbe season, and photographically superb, tbe 
water scenes and tbe Hawaiian views being 
exceptionally good. 

Tbe story at times has a sort of "Bird of 
Paradise" intent In firing the plantation the 
villain, tbe girl's husband, unconsciously sets 
fire to himself, and, while ablaze, plunges hoad- 
long over a cliff. Uncanny and horrible, per- 
haps. In conception, but a deserving fate for 
one of the despicable German type as depicted 
In the screening. Director Nlblo may have 
had his doubts about the effect, but "good, 
good" could be heard* throughout tbe house. 
"The Marriage Ring" and Miss Bennett are 
well worth while anywhere tbe flags of the 
Allies fly. nark. 

OUT OF A~CLEAR SKY^ 

Countess Celeste de Bersek.. Marguerite Clark 

Robert Lawrence Thomas Meighsn 

Uncle Dryek , '.B. J. Radcllffe 

Crown Prince Raymond Bloomer 

g°y Bobby Connelly 

Jftner Robert Dudley 

8teve . w . P . Lewis 

Granny Wblte Maggie H. Fisher 

Governess Helen Montrose 

y»'et Robert Vivian 

Mamie .Nell Clark Keller 

Relatively speaking, , "Out of a Clear Sky" 
is far from being among the beat of the long 
list of Marguerite Clark film successes. In It 
she has comparatively little to do but look 
cute, whlcb, of course, she does. 

The story Is by Maria Thompson Davles, 
directed by Marshall Nallan, his final Para- 
mount effort, which Is not distinguished for 
directorial brilliancy. It seemed as If tbe 
director regarded tbe story as hopeless and 
lost trailed along. 

Miss Clark baa tbe role of a Belgian 
countess who gives up title and wealth, run- 
ning away to America to avoid marrying a 
German prince. Her uncle follows In quest 
of her and she seeks refuge in tbe mountains 
of Tennessee. There she encounters a young 
and handsome land owner who aids her to 
escape her relatives. The bouse In which 
she Is hiding Is struck by lightning and on 
finding portions of her clothes in the rulns„lt 
Is believed she is dead. By rare good for- 
tune she had just left the premises, and her 
uncle departs in the belief she is dead. Then 
she does some more cutey-cutey stuff in at- 
tempting to qualify as a housewife in order 
to annex tbe young land owner for a bus- 
band. 



Thomas Mclghan Is the hero, E. 3. Radcllffe 
tbe conspiring uncle,. and there is a supporting 
cast of equally competent players. But they 
bad bo comparatively little to do tbe entire 
effort seemed wasted. . Jolo. 



THE CRAVING. 

Alia Kasarlb. ./i\ Peter Gerald 

Beulah Grey May Gaston 

Carroll Wales Francis Ford 

His Brother Duke Worne 

His Mother Jean Hathaway 

A strange picture is this Universal feature, 
"The Craving," in which Francis Ford plays a 
fantastic, drink-sodden creature. There 1b 
not much plot, nor Is there a lesson tangibly 
taught. The picture Is a fantasy, dealing with 
the sins of the flesh, and the power of the 
mind. Tricks and illusions are shown on the 
screen, but the photography la not particularly 
extraordinary. The picture was shown at the 
Broadway Theatre. 

Carroll Wales (Francis Ford) is a chemist 
who has discovered the formula for a high ex- 
plosive This secret Alia Kasarlb wishes to 
learn. He uses his ward, May Gaston, who is 
under his hypnotic power, to tempt Wales with 
liquor, knowing that he has formerly been ad- 
dicted to drink, but bad overcome It 

Wales returns to bis former mode of living. 
Kasarlb gains tbe ascendency over him and 
learns the secret Wales' spirit Is taken on 
an Imaginary trip over battle grounds and 
through scenes of lust to show him the pit- 
falls that await slaves of the fleshr" So Wales 
awakens a changed man. He goes to die 
laboratory- of Kasarlb, where tber Is a strug- 
gle, during which an explosion kills Kasarlb. 
And the ward and he are then released from 
Kasarlb's Influence and free to marry each 
other. 

Several novel effects are secured in the illus- 
tration of some of Wales' hallucinations. He 
toys with wine glasses and -bottles in which 
women dance In wild abandon, and he curi- 
ously picks the wriggling figures up in his 
fingers. But one wonders what it is all about. 

Mr. Ford does his beet work, when be Is 
supposed to be drunk, although the picture 
affords little chance for acting. Mr. Ford 
did his own directing. 



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> KILDARE OF STORM. 

Taken from the novel of the same title, 
"Klldare of Btorm" la a Metro release, starring 
Emily Stsvena. It la such a picture aa could 
be looked forward to with Miss Stevens the 
principal attraction. 'She plays Klldaro's 
wife, resulting from a marriage of conven- 
ience, lira. Klldare likes a doctor and the 
doctor likes her. But that Jb all. Klldare 
thinks otherwise, however. Firstly, because 
be finds a note written by his wife to the 
doctor, and secondly, his wife has always re- 
pulsed him. Upon obtaining the note from a 
servant he goca after the doctor and Is killed 
—by 'the servant girl, although the doctor la 
sentenced to life Imprisonment for the mur- 
der. After five years he Is pardoned. After 
some more years he meets once again Mrs. 
Klldare, Just after the servant girl confessed. 
As the doctor had been waiting for something 
like this, the way waa then Cleared for the 
marriage of the doc and Mrs. K. When the 
doe left prison, pardoned, he wouldn't even 
see Mrs. K. Said the world still believed him 
to be a murderer. So he went to doctoring in 
a little way from the Klldare borne. The doo 
always lived a little ways from the Klldarea, 
In the first reels Mrs. Klldare would ride on 
horseback to the doo'a home In the daytime 
aad walk over, there at night. She probably 
thought more of the horses than she did of 
her feet In the fifth of the five long reels, 
the servant said the doo only hit Kfldara 
once with his riding crop, while she hit him 
twice. There's quite a lot of unimportant de- 
tail worked out, and some excellent Individual 
acting. Miss Stevens appears to have grown 
heavier before the soreen, and in this picture 
younger as the film progresses, although there . 
are a couple of long lapses. The book may 
have had enjoyed popularity— the picture 
won't. It's too commonplace. Sim*. 

A WOMAN oFTm PULSE. 

La Veoc! Lina Cavallerl 

Nina Gertrude Robinson 

Count Nerval Raymond Bloomer 

Phillip Robert Cain 

lime. Gardiner Ida Waterman 

Dr. Paul Spenoer Leslie Austern 

Mr. Stuart J. Clarence Handysldea 

Mrs. Stuart Matilda Brundage 

Clso Corinne Uuell 

Llna Cavallerl in "A Woman of Impulse" 
(Psramount) again proves herself an actress 
as well aa merely a beautiful woman. It is 
a part well suited to her temperament and 
talents. The/ picture was seen at private 
showing. It tells the story of Leonora, the 
daughter of a poor lace-maker, possessed of 
a beautiful voice but with no means to culti- 
vate It. Discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Stuart, 
wealthy Americans. Leonora and her slater, 
Nina, are adopted by them. upon the death of 
the girls' mother. After studying Leonora 
becomes a famous prima donna known as La 
■ Voocl. Leonora meets a Spanish nobleman 
called Count Nerval who wishes to marry her, 
but she hesitates owing to his Jealous nature. 
When Ms American cousin, Phillip, pays 
eourt to Leonora, Nerval persuades her to 
consent to hie suit and they are married. 

On ths way to America the younger sister, 
Nina, meats Dr. Paul Spencer, and they fall 
in love. Phillip, back In America, persuades 
his mother to Invite them to their home in 
New Orleans. This she does against her will. 
Phillip failing in his renewed attentions to- 
ward Leonora, turns to Nina. But Nerval has 
again bsoome Jealous of his wife. Learning 
that Dr. Spenoer Is on his way to see Nina, 
Leonora goes out in the garden one night to 
tell Phillip Nina. will be unable to keep an 
en g agement with him. He snatches her in his 
arms aad Leonora stabs him with a hair 
ornament—a miniature dagger. Nerval has 
seen the struggle from a dlstanos and mis- 
understood It. 

Phillip Is found dead, stabbed in the back. 
Leonora Is accused, but when Dr. Spenoer ar- 
rives he shows that It would have been Im- 
possible for Leonora to have stabbed him in 
such a position. .Then Cleo, a Creole do- 
mestic, confesses that she stabbed Phillip be- 
cause she was Jealous of him. 

While the picture is cut to fit Cavallerl, and 
does fit her, she la capable of doing bigger 
aad heavier things. The support la an ex- 
cellent company. Especially good are Ida 
Waterman as Phillip's mother, Corinne Usteli 
as Cleo, Raymond Bloomer as the Count and 
Robert Cain as Phillip. 

The direction, photography and scenery 



THE WINDOW OPPOSITE. 

Helen West Leah Balrd 

Peggy Harmon Violet Palmer 

Mrs. Palmer Matilda Brundage 

Molly Florence Sottong 

ASSaWo ante7 J J * mM Mo" 1 ™ 

Robert West Harry Burkhardt 

Sidney Holmes Bdward Maekey 

John T. Hanley .....Joseph Burke 

Martin Cross. Ben Hendricks 

la "The Window Opposite," starring Leah 
Balrd, Ivaa has made a picture which promisee 
thrills at the outset, but which la too long 
and greatly inclined to drag In spots. It 
..«»!* "worty .haw b«en ..written., for Miss 
Balrd, as her part is by no means the stellar 

ogf 

in the window of the title a murder Is seen 
committed. In the dead of night, against the 
bright light within, a hand clutches a long 
dagger, subbing a person out of the range 

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her negeleted state. la the next house Uvea 
John Manley, whose son wishes to marry 
Peggy Harmon, Mrs. West's sister. Her mother 
opposes the match, and the two attempt to 
elope. Manley goes to his father and aske 
for funds, refused. 80 the son takes lodg- 
ings outside and. goes to work. 

Shortly after the father Is found ■ stabbed 
to death. Manley Is arrested, charged with 
the murder, and found guilty. He Is sup- 
posed to b-.ve been seen leaving his lodgings 
late on the night of the murder, and to 
have' returned some time after. Through the 
efforts of Peggy a famous criminologist is 
consulted, and he eventually traps Agulnaldo, 
a Pblllppino servant In the house, Into a con- 
fession. This- he does with the aid of a 
medium who utilises his illusions in the man's 
room in the night to terrify htm Into a con- 



fession. Ths person who saw the hand in the 
window Is Holmes, and It Is he who tells 
the criminologist the hand waa brown. 

Helen West had walked in hor sleep the 
night of the murder, had fallen and been 
stunned without waking, and West carried 
her back to her room. Here he saw the 
murder, and rather than compromise Helen 
prefers to let Harmon suffer. 

The drunken husband considerately dies, and 
the two eouplea are at last free to marry. 
It turns out that the Phlllpptno servant was 
old Manley's own eon by a Phlllpptno woman 
whom he bad later deserted. The son had 
come there with the express purpose of re- 
venge. 

The picture has been made with Infinite care 
and attention to detail. The lighting la ex- 
ception, aa there are many night scenes and. 



ghastly effect admirably secured. Miss Balrd 
does what sbe can with her role. 

The honors go to James Morrison in the 
dual role of young Manley and the Pblllppino. 
It te a fine piece of differentiation. He appears 
alternately as a fair young American and as 
the swarthy Philippine yet keeping the 
slmlllarlty In appearance -which la essential to 
the plot 

The company la of uniform excellence and 
the direction good. 



Frank Griffin, comedy director associated 
with Lubin and later with Keystone and 
nett for many yeara, is now with L-Ko. 



Raymond 8. Peck has been appointed 
ager of the Mutual branch at Montreal, suc- 
ceeding Basil Horsfall. 



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the nation to make a decision as to whether the com- 
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Advertising is the death of bad products. It is the 
life of good ones. 

The National Advertising of Paramount and Art- 
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COME ON IN. 



A cotcody, ol uulUluteiit before the draft, 
with Lnitat Truex uuu stiirley Mason starred. 
There are luugns in tuu picture and In the 
captiouB. Not many, but some of tbe laughs 
are real hearty ones. Especially is that so 
when Mr. Trues la rejected through hla size. 
lie la one-half Inch abort, (JOft Inches In 
height instead of 01. Desyondeut and on the 
way to the river to destroy himself, he bumps 
into a German. Angered, the Dutchman ruts 
the lltUe fellow over the head, breaking a 
bottle. With the bump raised by the' bottle, 
Truex rushes to another recruiting elation, 
passing, hla height raised by the bump to ttl 
inches. There axe other comedy points, mostly 
extravagant ones, burlesque or grotesque, as 
you may see them, written into the scenario 
by John Emerson and Anita Loqs. The aim 
tells fiow Trues was advanced to a sergeantcy 
and later to a lieutenancy wnen be rescued the 
coionei 01 his regiment, who was the uncle of 
his gtri. The coionei bad been snare a by a 
band of German spies, one of whom was In 
Truex'a company and also in love with his 
girl. The spy married the girl, but her hus- 
band was arrested while starting on their 
honeymoon to Atlantic City. Truex did that, 
alter saving the colonel. It's a comedy him, 
built to tit Truex and his stature. It does 
both and is mildly amusing. , Truex is called 
"fcddle " in the picture, but as none of the 
captions ever say "Very good, Eddie," that 
may be overlooaed. But the captioos have a 
large portion of the tun burden. Were the 
comedy story more legitimate and less trav- 
esty, it might have been better. "Come On 
In" ithougn a i>oor title) is a good tint try 
lor Truex. lie would be a worth while as a 
film coniedlsn with proper material. "Come 
On in" merely mak.es you long lor the next 
one, to see it Truex is really mere or a laise 
alarm, tor there la no telling which in this 
feature. Miss Mason doean t figure. She's 
Just billed as her importance. Bime. 



THE WHITE LIE. 

Dorothy Kinguiey ttessie Barriscale 

Mary jaae Mary Jane Irving 

Uoruun tungsiey Edward Coxen 

fc'ranx Mason Charles Uuna 

Dorothy Kingsley tells what is termed a 
white lie wnuu sue tells her husband tnat he 
is Uie lather of a cnuu to which he bears not 
tne tuixuieat reiauuu&mp. It ib some ho. Hut 
things are not quite' so sb.ocs.ing as might be 
Bupvvseu. 'the name ol uie picture in which 
Uuiuuu ajngkuey rocks anotaer man's child 
is "xhe Wuue .Lie," aud Bessie Barriscale 
plays jjorouiy Kingsley, the young woman 
wuu telia me paiuu untruth. 

ji'ran* Mason calls ou Dorothy during her 
husoauds auseuce, auu troin their couversa- 
Uou it is learned that Mary Jane, tne lutant 
dauguter, is Mason s child. Kiugsiey returns 
heme soon alter and tens his wiie that he 
has ordered A man named .trans. Mason to 
draw piaus for meir new home. . Dorothy 
registers guilt so completely that only a blind 
mau couid tail to notice iu «rank comes to 
omuer and both he and Dorothy behaves as 
if tney were trying to tell Uoruon the truth 
in pamouiuue. The climax conies when 
Dorouiy sups 4'rank a note telling him she 
must see mm, and that sue will come at once 
to ins aparmient. sue goes, but someone has 
been tnere aueud ol tier, Irons., it seems, la 
a reiornied croon, and when some of his 
former cronies are caught turning a tries; 
one of them enters his aparuneut, thinking 
he has "squealed," anu stubs him in the back. 
Gordon, suspecting something wrong, follows 
tus wile, arriving beiore her. Detectives had 
him - bending over the dead man. Then 
Dorothy arrives, while the others hide in an 
adjoining room, tut through the "third de- 
gree," she finally tells one of the men that 
the dead man had been a school friend, tnat 
during her husband's absence In Europe she 
had lound him breaking luto her house, that, 
she bed reiormed him and helped him and his' 
wile, and when the latter died she had adopted 
the child and passed it oh to her hUHband as 
her own, as she is unable to have any. She 
is allowed to go home and h«r husband, quite 
reconciled, follows when the man who com- 
mitted the murder 1b captured and has con- 
fessed. - 

The characters in the picture are as well 
played as could be expected, considering how 
overdrawn and very improDable the whole 
thing is. As far as popular interest Is o.m- 
oarned "The White Die" (should ba a suc- 
cess, and that is the main thing. 



THE APPEARANCE OF EVIL 

Malda Brown June Blvidge 

Louis Detchworth Frank Mayo 

Gordon Brown Douglas Redmond, Jr. 

Harold Brown Ueorge MacQuarrle 

Miss 8purgeon Nora Cecil 

■Isle Quimby Inez Marcel 

In this World feature, shown privately, 
June Blvidge, the star, is seen to advantage 
In a congenial part and in a picture that 
la interesting, original and well told. It is 
the story of Malda Brown, who comes to 
Bayporl, a small suburb, with her small 
son and lakes a house. 

Doula Letchworth pays frequent week-end 
"vlsiu w Matua and tUe two -make such elab- 



to keep the state of affairs a secret In the 
face of so much that Is unpleasant Is for A 
time Inexplicable. 

Louie has borrowed, through his lawyer, 
$100,000 from a mysterious benefactor to 
promote an aeroplane factory. The scheme 
is a huge success and he la soon able to 
repay the money. It Is made plain early In 
the picture that Malda herself loaned the 
money. If this were not shown quite so 
soon there would be an opportunity for a 
stronger denouement to the story. 

By the terms of her late husband's will 
Malda will lose her entire inheritance if she 
marries again. When asked It she Is mar- 
ried to Letchworth she denies it. Then her 
husband's family threaten to take away her 
child on the ground that she Is unfit to 
bring him up. So Malda confesses her mar- 



riage. But there are no proofs. They were 
married in Belgium soon after the Invasion 
and destroyed their certificate for reasons 
of safety. The only witness was an old 
sacristan with a beard and a tear on bis 
face. Louis sketches him from memory. 

It is known that there are some newly 
arrived Belgian refugees In New York. Sud- 
denly Louis' lawyer appears with tne very 
old sacristan. He swears to the marriage 
and Malda Is given her proper legal status. 
It appears that she has kept her marriage 
a secret to draw the money from her late 
husband's estate to finance her present hus- 
band's scheme. But now he Is sble to pay 
that back. Then the lawyer brings In the 
old witness and slowly pulls oft beard, mous- 
tache and scar. It was all clever make-up, 
the man being an old time character actor 



who has never seen Belgium. But nobody 
is the wiser. 

In addition to June Blvidge, Frank Mayo 
and Clay Clement,. Jr v are good In the prin- 
cipal male roles, while deserving of special 
praise is each aad every one of the dlfCereat 
types of villagers. The direction Is good, and 
the whole picture. If far-fetched, decidedly 
amusing. 

A feature of J. Stuart Blacktoa'e picture, 
"The Common Cause," now being filmed under 
the auspices of the British-Canadian Recruit- 
ing Mission for distribution by Vltagraph, will 
be the British tank "Britannia." The tank, 
which will be seen in action In several scenes, 
was operated for the picture by Capt. Richard 
Halg of the British Army, who was In service 
with the "Britannia," 




Gjka Motion Rcturc Industry is in f] 

THE Motion Picture Industry has pledged itself to sell One Billion Dol- 
lars' Worth of Liberty Bonds of the Fourth Issue. 

Stars, directors, executives, scenario writers, camera men, and all others 
have done much in making and exploiting pictures advertising the Loan. 

To the exhibitor comes the greatest opportunity and the greatest honor. 
His contribution towards the winnin g of the war can be greater, almost, 
than that of any other class, except t he actual fighting men. Others can 
, only buy Liberty Bonds, but he can sell them. The Industry has been de- 
clared essential. Here is our chance to prove that it is essential, and to keep 
it so: 

Every exhibitor in America is going to help to the utmost Here is • 
what he must do: 

Thirty-seven stars have made special motion pictures for the Loan. 
The names of these pictures and the exchanges at which they can be secured 
free are listed below. 

Book one of these pictures for every day during the drive. Secure 
subscription blanks for Liberty Bonds from your local Federal Reserve 
Board. Take subscriptions in your theatre. 

Then — this is essential — report the amount of Bonds sold to the Committee under- 
signed, on blanks provided for this purpose and supplied by your exchange. 

Exery exhibitor must do all these things. It is his patriotic duty to do them. 

The Industry Depends on Him To Do Them. The Govern- 
ment Depends on Him To Do Them! 

Committee on Go -operation 



with the 



IKiulONALASSOClATION 

Industry 



United States Treasury Department 



Adolph Zukor, Chairman 
Walter W. Irwin 
George K. Spoor 

J. £. Brulatour 



Al Lichtman, Manager of Distribution 
John C. Flinn, Director of Publicity 
485 Fifth Avenue, New. York 



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THE STEPPING STONE 

A Triangle flve-reeler, starring Frank 
Keenen with Mar; Boland. It Is not likely 
a recent release and was caught for a one 
day showing at the Stanley, New York. 

There's not much to" the picture, other than 
Mr. Keenan's fine playing. .Perhaps Miss 
Boland would have loomed up more brilliantly 
with mora to do It with. A noticeable per- 
formance waa given by the unknown vacllli- 
ating husband, who was raised to prosperity 
and dropped to despondency in the first two 
reels. ■ . 

The story la of Keenan as a Wall Street 
ruler becoming attracted by Miss Boland as 
the wife of the useless one. He decides to 
establish the family In wealth and position, 



suspecting that the husband will walk out 
when everything is coming bis wa» The 
magnate forgot to figure on one thing — and 
the wife walked -tout first when she saw the 
finish, without leaving word where she had 
gone. The Wall Street man and the hus- 
band suspected the. wife had killed herself. 
So the husband killed himself. 

About a year after the magnate met the 
widow In the office of a broker, for a scene 
that it had taken up about two reels to reach. 
Then he married her and the picture was 
over. It could have been told in one reel. 

Sim*. 



Monte M. Katterjohn has completed the con- 
tinuity of his first original story since Joining 
Paramount. Production will start this week. 



THE MANTLE OF CHARITY. 

Just when one thinks that there wasn't 
much of an excuse for making this subject. 
"The Mantle of Charity" f American) and a 
Paths "future," the scenario takes a sudden 
twist and right bango in the eye-o comes a 
climax that Is sure to have picture audiences 
laughing unexpectedly durUg a scene that 
is supposed to be as serious as death Itself. 

The story Is old, but this unexpected climax 
lsa't, that is, it hasn't been drummed to death 
in the pictures. The nice looking youag man 
In the picture is running a charitable organi- 
sation and seems to wrapped op - in the 
project he unexpectedly meets a charming 
young woman whom he takes under his char- 
itable wing, and because she has a baby — at 




ffont LmeEcnckes 

Here Are the Star Pictures 

and the 

Exchanges That Distribute Them 

Fourth Liberty Lean 
.„ ' Distributer 

Alice Joyce « V 

Gladys Leslie V 

Corinne Griffith • V 

Harry T. Moray * Betty Blythe. V 

William Daacaa V 

Earls Williams V 

W. S. Hart pp 

Lillian Gish FP 

. Mjek Senuett pp 

Derethy Dslten PP 

Enid Bennett pp . 

Mary Plektord FP 

Dooglaa Fairbanks pp 

Wallace Rfld FP 

Elsie Fergaaon FP 

Marguerite Clark FP 

George M. Cohan pp • 

William Far en ham pp 

"Patty" Arbaekle PP 

George Bebaa pp 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew PP 

Harold Lockweod M 

Edith Storey H 

Emily Stevens H 

reesimsve ...•••■...••.•.•....• M 

Alice Brady a 

Norma Talmadge 8 

Geraldine Parrar G 

Geidwya AU Star Cast. ........ G 

Mas Murray XJ 

Charlea Chaplin , FN 

William Farnum p 

Seaaoa Bayakawa Ma 

Dastln Farnum GF 

Kalem All Star Cait GF 

Prank Keenan p 

V — Tltapiph Company of America 
FF — Famous Playera-Laaky Corporation 
M —Metro Pictures Corporation 
B — Belect Platans Corporation 
O — Goldwro Pictures Corporation 
O — Onlfertal Slim Mfg. Corporation 
FN— First NaUonal exhibitors' Circuit 
Ma— Matual Film Corporation 
F —Fox Film Corporation 
OF — General Film Company 
P — False nxoaange. Inc. 

$1,000,000,000 

Is Our Pledge! 



least, the little bundle she carries circs him 
every reason to suspect that It Is ber offspring 
—ho gives ber a Job. as a stenographer. 

In due time be takes It upon himself to 
believe that her condition was, due to aa 
old scoundrel who In truth Is her guardian. 
The audience knows that the girl la as rich 
**..* treasury mint, and that the supposed 
baby is her pet dog. She goea through with 
the deception and when she slips a poverty- 
stricken woman money because ths needy one 
had a baby that was ill, the young man who 
bad denied the father charity for reasons 
best known to bis line of investigation learns 
that abe has rendered financial help and 
fires her out of his office. 

This rich girl, knowa as Norah Malone, 
opens across the street a competitive organ- 
isation that rendered aid first and made an 
Investigation afterward. The man bad them 
all rushing back when he tacked up a alga 
reading tbat "We help and never investigate." 

Then the mother that the girl had helped 
comes into vlalon, telling of anothsr climax 
at home. The drunken father wont go to 
work and demands that the woman go on 
the streets and pick up coin that way. The 
young woman says If the young maa v? 
charitable Inclinations Is half a man he would 
go up there and whale the everlasting out 
of the drunken brute. He retaliates, "If yen 
are half a womaa, you will come along and 
watch It." She goes. 

Then comes a merry fight The. drhak 
starts to whale the daylight out of the other 
man. The latter plucks renewed courage 
and sails In, giving the drank a knock-out 

Jiunch. As he stands- there, looking at his 
alien adversary, the mother, the very asms 
-woman who had been helped by ths rich 
young man, with a poker gives the young maa 
a k. o. from the rear. 

At the private showing this unexpected 
angle, and It was no doubt meant for a seri- 
ous twist of the story, caused a loud gafaw 
from the reviewers present. It's really a gen- 
uinely comedy development that will receive 
laughter despite any Intentions of the sce- 
nario otherwise. 

It is a scenario that Jumps a wide ditch at 
the beginning. leaves much to be Imagined 
and really runs through an absurdly far* 
fetched channel until tbat fight, and then 
the comedy fracas saves ths lira from doing 
a Brodle. • 

There Is nothing else to the 11m. Not 
much acting. Margarita Fisher Is featured. ■ 
She Is the rich young girl with the "disguised 
baby." 

Photographically this Amsrlcaa-Pathe an- 
swers all purposes, with some of the teases 
capitally staged. Mark. 

LAUGHING BILL HYDE. 

Laughing Bill Hyde .Will Rogers 

Ppnotah ..Anna lW 

Black Jack Burg John Salnpolla 

Dr. Eran Thomas Clarence Oliver 

Joseph Wesley glayforth. Joseph Herbert 

Denny Slevin Robert Convllle 

Danny Dorgan Dan Mason 

Will Rogers, erstwhile lariat thrower, of 

later years a monoloaist, makes his debut as 
a screen star in Rex Beach's "Laughing Bill 
Hyde," a Goldwya picture, directed by Hobart 
Henley. 

A new star to 111 -dom li necessarily a mat* 
tor of importance to the trade and it should 
be stated early Rogers is a success. He isn't 
an actor on the screen any more than he Is 
on the stage, hangs his head in the same man- 
ner, comporting himself with the same shamb- 
ling awkwardness. Nevertheless he relgsten 
humor and pathos as incisively as his mono- 
logs are punctuated with humor. A close-up 
of him depicting grief over the loss of his 
pal shows him gulping his "Adams apple," 
and for the portrayal of humor he baa a most 
engaging smirk. ^^ 

The star Is surrounded by a well selected 
supporting company with painstaking and In- 
telligent direction. The story Is western in 
locale and la In Rex Beach'a best vein. "Laugh- 
ing Bill" 4s a man who bad been "borrowing" 
things in the absence of their respective own- 
ers since be was ten years old The tale 
opens with Bill and his pal breaking Jail. It 
develops later he was doing five years for 
assaulting his brother-in-law for abusing 
Bill's Bister. 

In the escape Bill's crony Is mortally In- 
jured. He sticks by him, carrying him to 
the home of a physician. When bia pal dies 
Bill heads for the Alaskan gold fields. On 
board the ship be is in a stateroom robbing 
it when its oocupant enters. It Is the doctor, 
who determines to reform him and cure him 
of consumption. Bill is a bad one, morally 
and physically. A warm friendship Is thus 
created. The doctor has gone to Alaska to 
make his fortune, being poor and in love with 

* S?l? et jrounB «' rl ' wn0 wlH "a" ^r him. 

Bill meets a halt breed Indian girl who has 
been robbed of her mine by an unscrupulous 
promoter. He In turn Is being robbed of a 
goodly portion of the mine's output by "his 
foremen. Bill straightens things out for the 
girl and the doctor and wins the Indian 
maiden for a wife. That he has to resort to 
dishonesty by "salting" a worthless mine be- 
longing to the doctor and foisting It on the 
unscrupulous promoter does not take away 
from the attractiveness of the sympathy far 
the Jall-blrd lead. ^ 

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FILM PRESS AGENTS. 

Lent Stewart la now Handling the publicity 
for the Triangle.' 

- Bert Adler U general publicity representa- 
tive for the Inter-Oooan Film Corporation. 

Al. Strassman, tor some time attached to 
the press department ot the Smith & Golden, 
offlcos, has been engaged by jlouIs Mayer to x 
take oare of all the press work (or the new 
Anita Stewart pictures. 

Ewan Justice, formerly with the Fox, and 
has Just recovered from a long illness, will 
go to Washington, where he may likely take 
up permanent work la his line. 

Henry Macafahon, In addition to writing the 
press matter for the Educational, la doing 
considerable: speolal writing for numerous 
magazines and monthly publications. 

W. J. Maclnness, director of advertising for 
the War Division of Films, la a former 
Ctlcago newspaperman. The war films de- 
partment have leased three floors at 6 West 
48th street, where Maclnness and staff were 
the first to move la last week. Maclnness is 
getting out all kinds oi general and speolal 
stuff- for the war film feature, "America's 
Answer." 

In the '"Independent," with which Is In- 
corporated "Harper's Weekly," appears a 
aeries of articles on "Confessions ot a Mo- 
tion Picture Press Agent." The ..-at of the 
three contributions deals with tue inner side 
of the industry, with some Interesting revela- 
tions on things in the passing that happened 
bat which heretofore were not published. The 
name of the press agent writing the articles 
is withheld, but the writer appears to know 
all about It. 

Lieut Wells Hawks, commissioned to handle 
all ot the press work for the navy, and who 
Is continually pulling all sorts ot stunts 
stimulating recruiting, especially in New 
xork, has the navy film publicity also under 
Ms supervision, with a specially designated 
picture squad. 

H. R. Judge, now the general press agent 
for the United Theatres Pictures Circuit, .was 
With the George Arllsa company for five years 
as manager. He is also a former newspaper 



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representative for Fox, is on tbe road with 
George Arllss, managing his tour. 

- Jack Grey Is looking after the press work 
on the new Houdinl serial for B. A. Rolfe. 

COAST FILM NEWS. 

By GUY PRICE. 

Loa Angeles, Sept. 21. 
Jack L. Winn, formerly with Cohan & Har- 
ris, has been appointed assistant manager of 
Clone's Auditorium. y 

B. Helmlcb, general manager of the Co- 
operative Film Exchange, Ltd., Australia, was 
the guest ot the Christie Film Co. 

Harry 8. Northrup has been, engaged by 
Douglas Fairbanks to play Capt, Hodgson in 
"Arisona." 

Frank O'Neill, the cinema commuter, has 
been rejected by the army for the twelfth 
time. O'Neill refuses to tell what Is the mat- 
ter with him. 

Charles H. Christie is chairman of tbe pic- 
ture Industry's Fourth Liberty Loan drive. J. 
C. Jensen will operate the "tank" la Central 
Park. . 

J. W. Jeffries has severed his business con- 
nections with Varibtt (Los Angeles office). 
Frank Bcbroeder succeeds him. 

Jay Belasco has orders to report tor mili- 
tary duty Oct, 2. 

Five Vltagraph companies are due here 
shortly. 



The Revlera has again changed hands, 
ow the Victory. 



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Fred Palmer Is in the mountains gathering 
Inspiration for another thesis on scenario 
writing. 

Otto Lederer la the oldest member of west- 
ern Vltagraph Co/ 

Tom Bates, character actor, le out of Clara 
Barton Hospital after several weeks' illness. 

While her husband la In France Mrs. Hank 
Mann Is keeping herself busy knitting socks 
for him. 



Chitlicothe, 0., Sept. 25. 
The new Sherman was opened here 
last week, with the Fox picture 
"Salome." The house has a seating 
capacity of 1,000 and has a stage suit- 
able for legitimate productions. J. 
Elmer Redelle is the manager. > 



COUNSEL TO" THE GOVERNOR. 

William Quivers, vice-president and 
general counsel of De Luxe Pictures 
Corp., was this week appointed per- 
sonal counsel to Governor Charles S. 
Whitman. He will spend several days 
each week at Albany. 



Dlando has started work on "A Sawdust 
Doll" for Baby Marie Osborne, under tbe di- 
rection of William Bertram. Claire DuBray, 
Jack Connelly, William Qulnn and "Sunny" 
Sammy are In the cast. t 



N. RALPH CAMP DIES. 

N. Ralph Camp, until last June man- 
ager of Goldwyn's Boston office, died 
Sept. 24 in Boston of pneumonia, the 
result of Spanish influenza. 

He was ill less than, a week. He 
was 35 years old. -« 

Camp was connected with the film 
business about one year, and was un- 
married. 

Thomas H. Ince'a "The Midnight Patrol" Is 
to he distributed by Select as & speolal release. 



FOUR-YEAR-OLD FOR KID FILM. 

Chicago, Sept 25. 
Dorphia Browne, the four-year-old 
who was the conspicuous hit of "The 
Garden 'of Paradise," lately at the 

Studebaker, has signed with Romaine 
Fielding to appear in a picture called 
"Mama ? s Angel Child," by Penny Ross, 
cartoonist of the Chicago Tribune. , 

Bryant Washburn's next Paramount fea- 
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season on Broadway as a spoken production. 



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AMONG THE WOMEN 

By PATSY SMITH 



In ^Society a la Carte" a couple of 
weeks ago was mentioned Jean Ray, 
the soubret, who was ill at the time. 
Her understudy was playing the part. 

Mr. and Mrs. Addison Fowler have 
arrived in the east. They do not wish 
to be associated by their California 
billing, "The Castles of the West," pre- 
ferring to be recognized on their own. 
Despite the similarity of their style, 
neither has ever seen Mrs. Castle nor 
the late 1 Vernon Castle, nor are they 
desirous of imitating them. Master 
'Donald Fowler is an interested specta- 
tor along Broadway in his m marine 
* officer's uniform, and it is said he is 
'.-. some ambitious little dancer himself. 

There is a woman at the Riverside 
this week who, if properly directed, 
should be the "Talk of the Town." She 
is Miss Juliet, a rar,e, natural mimic, 
whose wonderful elastic voice makes 
her "impressions" of celebrities appear 
realities. Not until'it was all over did 
she appear to notice a big bunch of 
red dahlias that some admirer had 
thrown from a stage box. A red net 
bustle dress was not bad, but not 
worthy of the artist, and her hair 
could be arranged more becomingly; 
and while these were details compared 
with her work, an exceptional frock 
and novel staging would work 
wonders. 

Julia Levolos (The Levolos) wore 
about the prettiest costume of the 
afternoon Monday. It was pink pussy- 
willow and turqnoise ribbon, made 
soubret length. The skirt, full and 
puffy, was doubled up underneath quite 
to the waist without a suggestion . of 
a hem. A pink and blue mushroom 
poke had a silver lace brim. 

The Wilton Sisters' madonna blue 
sequin wraps had deep circular collars 
of ermine, and dainty frilly cherry 
chiffon skirts had cherry pink sequin 
tunics, tied down in front with sequin 
covered tapes. The #rls take their 
voices a little too seriously, especially 
the talky one, and need new songs. 
. They have the knack of coaxing bows 
_down to a science. Mme. Burnett's net 
gown and scarf train were appliqued 
with autumn leaves. A hugh green 
rope coiled about her body and one 
arm in an insidious manner. 

The Foy girlsV East Side muslin 
"Sunday frocks" were authentically 
correct, even to the negligible length 
of the ruffled pantalettes. The 
amateurish miss in the Bob Matthews 
and Co. act was in a regimental blue 
wool, one-piece dress, the tight waist 
and tucked skirt separated with a wide 
plain belt of same. A . rose velvet 
turban was encircled and tied with a 
wide black sash, which hung down the 
back. 

Merle's Cockatoos, flashing an 
abundance of "merle blue" plumage, 
and Myrle (oftMyrle and Delmar), on 
the same program at the Fifth Avenue, 
opening and closing the show the first 
half, were a slight coincident. Bron- 
son and Baldwin were one of the fea- 
tures. Miss Baldwin's pretty ward- 
robe of last season, looked quite fresh. 
A black .net apron and over-dress 
trimmed with marine blue sequins 
covers her pretty blue and silver frock, 
and her "Jacob's coat" (quoting Mr. 
Bronson) still shows the "trail of the 
lonesome spine." 

Ethel Clifton in French peasant 
attire offered a weird tale of devas- 
tated Belgium and Hun rape. America 
^"•iiar read ••of- ail-that horror -and needs 
no stage picture of it to spur her on 
now that she is in the fray. 

Fredericka Sims and her orchestra 
don't seem to belong to each other, as 
it were. Opening with "If I Were 
Asked to Play a Part," the song done 
SO long by Rose Ponzello, she ap- 



peared in pink chiffon, a puffy head- 
ing of green and pink ribbon outlining 
the full silver lace flounce at bottom. 
For an old-fashioned girl number she 
wore two big blonde braids and 
carried an odd cone-shaped knitting 
bag. In French blue smock and thrush 
colored velvet tam and pants, one leg 
rakishly turned up, she sang of the/ 
blind old Frenchman's joy at hearing 
of the coming, of the Americans. A 
cheery number here would help Miss 
Sims considerably. 

They are "some noise," those/'Monte 
Carlo Girls" at the Olympic this week. 
A wild and woolly, breeching, scream- 
ing lot that gave you a headache. There 
was some assortment of funny bob- 
bing heads in the Alexander Rag Time 
Band number at opening,for which the 
costumes were white satin union suits. 
Most of the girls had so much Mack 
on their eyes they looked like burnt 
holes. A few were neatly coiffured 
and made up* but the rest (of those 
who have brushed their hair during 
this engagement) had horribly con- 
spicuous styles all their own. They 
surely cannot be blamed, however, for- 
the made over, misfit costumes. The 
less they had on the better they looked, 
which isn't saying much at that. For 
the "Chorus specialties" number they 
were in black, full-length union suits, 
short black and White striped satin 
etons and black silk hats. In this num- 
ber Betty Palmer showed to best ad- 
vantage. She is ginger personified— a 
trifle bold, perhaps, but a corking good 
worker that the rest could well pat- 
tern by. The other "end girl" was 
conspicuous by reason >of neat appear- 
ance and a shrill whistling encore 
verse (more headache music). Ameri- 
can Beauty and white satin striped 
wraps, Uned with purple, in the last 
alt opened up for a second, disclosing 
the girls in full fleshlings— even Violet 
Buckley, who led the number. There 
was a small cast — three women and 
four men (one colored). Sarah Hyatt 
was cast for a "prima donna" role and 
set her Tight to it by getting away with 
a version of the Trio from "Faust" all 
by herself. She wore a few spectacular, 
costumes, but they looked home made. 
The most bizarre and yet the best 
looking had a ripple skirt of natural 
squirrel, cap and neck piece, while the 
bodice and long panel back were of 
cherry sequin cloth. For the "Faust" 
number she was in solid black Sequin 
cloth. Kitty Warren was the prettiest 
girl in the show, but made more noise 
that meant nothing than the whole 
chorus together. Her costumes all 
looked untidy in some way— if the 
dress was good, the sash, had lost its 
freshness, and with a lovely pink satin 
frock with dainty accordion plaited 
bloomers held in with tiny ribbon gar- 
lands, she wore dirty satin slippers. 
She looked best in pink silk and chiffon - 
pajamas. To Miss Buckley seemed to 
fall all the fresh pretty costumes,, or 
else she takes care of hers— anyway ( 
they showed up the others. Several 
had tulle skirts, one was of flesh net 
over ruffles of blue with long pointed 
girdle trimming of opalesques. There's 
too much "hurrah" in this show over 
nothing. It looks as if they had thrown 
the book away (if they ever had one), 
and were trying to stall while thinking 
of something to do. The old- Collins 
and Hart business is the only real 
laugh in the show. 

Effie Weston's (Kerr and Weston) 
snappy clothes, Trixie Friganza's nov- 
elty military wrap and Bessie Craw- 
ford's pink satin sport suit have all 
been described in recent issues. How- 
ever, Bessie Crawford wears blue satin 
slippers tied like ballet pumps with her 



sport suit. All of these acts are in the 
first half of the Alhambra program 
this week. ; , 

On first appearance Mary Cranston s 
long flaxen hair gave her an ethereal 
look that her later costuming denied. 
Her dainty orchid voile had an apron 
of ecru embroidered in brown. The 
new turn with Bryan Lee is spoiled 
by the incongruous dressing. Despite 
the pretty story of the sketch, her de- 
sire to dress like a Ziegfeld show girl 
almost ruins it. The white satin mili- 
tary costume was sufficient and if she 
must wear a wrap, and a white one, 
she should get a white leather or satin 
military (or~"Over There" Entertain- 
ment Unit coat)— something more ap- 
propriate for motoring or aeroplane 
flights than a brocade silk eveping 
wrap. .. : 

Ottie Ardine (McKay and Ardine) 
has an entire new wardrobe. Quite 
sanely, less extravagant than last year, 
but nevertheless quite as dainty. A 
black satin tailored suit dress showed 
flashes of white satin lining— collars, 
cuffs and vest. White ostrich pompoms 
posed jauntily on either side of a smart 
black satin toque. A maize georgette 
had fluffy petticoats of burnt orange 
and narrow ribbons of the orange 
trimmed silver girdle and chapeau. 
Over a pink satin bodice and generous 
dancing skirt of chiffon, a delightful 
wrap of alternate panels of silver 
cloth and blue georgette was worn. 

Lola Girlie (with Jas Templeton— 
the long and shor£ of it) was a sap- 
phire and iridescent butterfly in front 
of a full stage, spider's web of rope. 
A golden rod satin drop had two huge 
butterflies on it. Gold net and lace 
as a matter of fact composed the t 
finale costume, but it was only worn 
for a minute as the curtain was rung 
down before they could possibly have 
completed their number. Why an act 
should be sacrificed by the manage-. 



ment, or why an artist should want to 
be sacrificed because they have to 
close the show is a mystery, 



The Fatty Arbuckle feature, "Tto 
Cook," was not the least of the Fifth 
Avenue Theatre's, attractions this 
week. The restaurant scene calls for 
quite a display of evening frocks worn 
by attractive women. Alice Lake as 
the cashier comes in for her due pun- 
ishment, which she gets in a dance 
with a strange partner. Watching with 
mirth the funny antics of Buster Kea* 
ton in this picture brings to mind 
some of the funny tales I have heard 
of Buster's drilling in California pre- 
vious to his going "Over There." If 
Buster gets a chance in the front tine 
trenches, and does a few of those funny 
falls for the enemy Hun, there will 
sure be a temporary cessation of hos- 
tilities, until they get through laugh- 
ing, and when they do the Yanks will 
doubtless be "over the top." 

Marguerite Clark, in "Out of a Clear 
Sky," has a wide range of territory 
costuming and characters to cover, 
First as the Countess Celeste De 
Bersek (of Belgium) she is a formal 
"Lady" with a burden of worries even 
, at 18. Then jumping to America she 
appears quite at home in the Southern 
mountain country— even in a rain- 
storm. Discarding her dignity and wet 
apparel at the same time, she shows 
herself in a calico gown and reaches 
out to her old "admirers for the first 
time in the picture. Two little .co- 
workers, Bobby Connelly and his little 
girl sweetheart, not programed, were 
exceptionally good. Miss Clark knows 
how to wear any type of gown and 
wear it well, but pretentious styles or 
serious tailormades rob her of much 
of her precious. youthful charm. 







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"HOBBS IN A HURRY" 

By George Lee McCancfless 
Directed by Henry King 

A comedy-drama of the sure-fire kind. The action Is laid 
in New York City, aboard the top of a speeding passenger 
train, in a western mining field and in a private car of a 
millionaire. William Russell at his very best. Supported 
by an all-star cast. 

First of the William Russell Productions sold direct to 
exhibitors through special representatives of the American 
Film Company stationed at Pathc exchanges. Wire, write 

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MOVING PICTURES 



LECTURERS AND FILMS. 

The fail and winter programs for 
the different traveling lecturers who 
use pictures as an important asset 
of their public appearances have been 
laid out. 

E. M. Newman is now in Chicago ar- 
ranging for his annual appearance 
there in the Auditorium, opening in 
October. Newman was in France this 
summer, returning in August from the 
firing line where he obtained some 
"close ups" of conditions in Alsace 
Lorraine. Newman's opening lecture 
will be on his war observations, show- 
ing pictures of France and Great Brit- 
ain as well as the Italian battlefront. 
He has a series of six lectures for his 
tour this winter. All of his wartime 
subjects, England, France, London, 
Paris and Italy will be released 
through the Educational Co. next 
spring. 

Robert C Bruce has finished "Tis 
Tough to Be Tender," in which Bruce 
makes Marion H. Kohn, president of 
the Consolidated Film Corporation, 
San Francisco, the protagonist of the 
story. It is now being released to the 
general public. 

Dwight L. Elmendorf is in New 
York, but has called off all lecture 
dates, owing to his voice having gone 
back on him. He will rest this winter. 
The pictures he took this summer will 
be released around the holidays. 

George D. Wright is in Mexico tak- 
ing some closeups of General Carranza. 
He has also been in the Tampico oil 
fields, where he obtained special 
scenes. 

Prof. Raymond L. Ditmars, who has 
taken many pictures of wild animals, 
is now making a special feature of 
bugs, insects and reptiles, to be re- 
leased later in the season. 



PROFITABLE GOVT FILM. 

Representatives of the Division of 
Films of the Committee on Public In- 
formation are seeking a theatre in the 
Times square district for the showing 
of their third feature in New York, 
commencing Nov. 4. It is entitled "Un- 
der Four Flags" and consists of 2,000 
feet each from the American, English, 
French and Italian official government 
films. 

"Pershing's Crusaders" has thus far 
cleaned up over a quarter of a million 
dollars. 

"America's Answer" bids fair to 
eclipse that amount. The four road 
companies last week showed a net 
profit of $9,400. 

FIGURED DOWN TO MINUTES. 

The World Film's expert accountant 
at its Fort Lee studio has compiled a 
table of production costs. His report 
reads : 

"The nominal time for the filming of 
a story is based on a four weeks' 
schedule, allowing for delays growing 
out of weather conditions. 

"Each picture averages 300 scenes. 
With a working day of eight hours, 
this gives a daily quota of 12J^ scenes 
on a 24-day basis. The average cost 
of a picture is $25,000, which makes the 
cost of each scene, including titles and 
sub-titles, $83.33. A day's work repre- 
sents $1,040.66, which includes the 
studio overhead. Each minute repre- 
sents $2.17. 



Taking Pictures on Stage. 

At the National, Central Avenue and 
Bleecker street, the house has been 
advertising the taking of pictures on 
the stage for out ftftt week", the pat- 
rons being advised by the one-sheets 
to "earn $1,000" a week by learning 
how to act in the "movies." 

Just who was back of the quick 
scheme was not advertised, but it is 
reported that the usual "fall" was 
made. 



TRIANGLE'S SINGLE ENGAGEMENTS 

Los Angeles, Sept. 25. 

Triangle has dismissed all of its 
stock players. Seventy-five were re- 
ported let out last week. In future, 
players will all be hired by the pic- 
ture. 

PROPAGANDA ONLY. 

"The Road to France," strictly 
manufactured for American war 
propagandists purposes, with Carlyle 
Blackwell and Evelyn Greeley, will be 
released by the World Oct. 14. . 



CAMERA SONG CYCLE. 

Hopp Hadley has arranged for a 
general release of what he terms the 
first cinema-song-cycle, "The' Vow," 
to reach the screen via the private 
showing manner in the next ten days. 

The song cycle which "The Vow" 
illustrates was taken from Eliland. 
Raymond Ellis, baritone, will sing the 
solos for its initial presentation. 

Herbert G. Carleton did the camera 
work. 



ARTCRAFTS "SPORTING LIFE." 

The Maurice Tourneur Productions 
Co. has turned over the distribution 
of "Sporting Life" to Artcraft, as a 
special release. 

The First National offered an ad- 
vance of $75,000, on a percentage ar- 
rangement. .' 

The Tourneur company has secured 
the rights to another Drury Lane mel- 
odrama, "The White Heather," written 
by Cecil Raleigh. 




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STILL PICKFORD 

Speculative rumors this week as to 
the future film activities of Mary Pick- 
ford, due to the arrival here of her 
mother, Mrs. Charlotte Pickford, and 
subsequent conferences with Miss 
Pickford's attorneys regarding nego- 
tiations on prospective contracts were 
rampant. - >•. 

Miss Pickford has an offer from the 
First National and several others.. 

Up to Wednesday nothing "official" 
had developed through the confer- 
ences in the O'Brien, Malevinsky & 
Dr is coll offices. M. L. Malevinsky in- 
formed a Variety representative that 
nothing had yet been settled as to 
Miss Pickford's new xontract. 

When asked if Miss Pickford would-, 
come to New York while her mother 
was here, Mr. Malevinsky said it was 
not improbable and might be necessary 
to conclusively clear up the future 
Pickford contract. 

Aaron Jones returned to Chicago 
Wednesday, at which time the indi- 
cations were strongly in favor of Art- 
craft signing up Miss Pickford once 
more." {I . 



PARALTA STATEMENT. 
John. E. DeWolf and Herman Katz, 
to set at rest the many rumors con- 
cerning Paralta's plans for futur